Phil and Kim Grossardt of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kammie Ersell Tiede, to Daniel James Anderson, son of Tom Anderson and Christine Smith, both of Wichita. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Raymond and Ersell Tiede of Great Bend. Grandparents of the groom are Leland and Dorothy Shields of Wichita.
Terry and Jodee Anderson of Sulphur Springs, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Blackwell Anderson, to Ryan Keith Kultgen, son of Keith and Michelle Kultgen of Dike, Texas. Grandparents of the bride-elect are the late Roscoe and Merle Blackwell and the late Calvin and Mariette Anderson. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Joe and Brenda Kultgen of Great Bend and Ed and Darlene Stoss of Hoisington.
The Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University and the Kansas Beef Council are partnering to host seven advanced beef cattle care and health training sessions throughout Kansas during August and September. The beef checkoff-funded sessions will provide beef producers and veterinarians with up-to-date standards and technologies to improve animal welfare and food safety. The training sessions will be led by Dan Thomson, DVM, PhD; Chris Reinhardt, PhD; and Dave Rethorst, DVM; all of the Beef Cattle Institute.
Bill and Stephanie Kramer announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Kramer, to Ryan Pfeifer, son of Galen and Cathy Pfeifer of Hays. Grandparents of the couple are Wilmer Michel of Hays and the late Dora Michel, Irene Pfeifer of Ellis and the late Albert Pfeifer, Esther Herl of Hays and the late Mel Herl, and the late Eddie and Valeria Kramer.
The Great Bend City Slickers 4-H club met on June 20 at the 4-H building. Seven members, two leaders and four parents were present. Members shared their 4-H projects to be entered in the fair. Members were reminded of the cookie jar/banner and bbq tickets for the fair to be held on July 10-14th. They were also reminded to help at the fair and clean up afterward. A demonstration was presented by Nicole Likes. Talks were given by Stephen Crawford and Hayden Honomichil.
With the recent hot weather, more trees in the region are starting to once again show signs of drought stress. Branches are losing their leaves, many trees are showing exit holes from recent borer attacks, and still many more are just dying outright and needing to be removed. All of these signs of tree sickness and mortality are a cumulating of the past several years of hot temperatures, very little rain, and high, hot winds adding to the drying out process. The ground just finally ran out of water, and what resources the trees had to help them through these ...