Jim and Shari (Holliday) Krentzel of Oskaloosa, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer with their family in Ouray, Colo. The couple was married on June 7, 1964, in St. Francis. Jim has been a piano tuner/rebuilder for 50 years. Shari is a retired elementary music teacher. They have two children, Tia Scott of Kingsville, Mo., and Troy Krentzel of Gardner; and six grandchildren.
Last week's column described conventional breeding techniques for the production of varieties and hybrids. Today's column delves into genetic engineering. Before tackling that it's important to remember that much of today's crop and livestock in large part remain tied entirely or partially to these "conventional" techniques. And no matter how sophisticated genetic manipulation becomes, we still take the materials into the field.
Charles Robert Brown of Ellinwood will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 9, with a card shower.
Jason Robert and Kristin Ann Demel announce the birth of their twins, Annabelle Lou Demel and Colton Robert Demel on June 7 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Annabelle weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. Colton weighed 5 lbs and was 18 1/2 in.
Vance Espinosa of McPherson and Tiffany Espinosa of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter Tiara Espinosa of Hays to Benjamen Gregg of Hays, son of Shannon and Julie Gregg of Great Bend.
Tom Van Brimmer will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. on July 6, with a Come and Go reception at 552 ½ Clay Street in Hoisington.
Merna Mills will celebrate her 85 birthday on July 12 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 201 W. 8th Terrace, Apt. 8, Lawson, MO. 64062.
Melinda Kurth recently joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with a new office at 1311 Williams in downtown Great Bend. Kurth offers comprehensive financial strategies, personal customer service and a wide range of financial products.
Tory Arnberger, majoring in Business Education and Tourism & Hospitality Management at Fort Hays State University, was elected to serve the National Officer Team as the Mountain Plains Region Vice President at the National Leadership Conference for Phi Beta Lambda. She will hold this position for the 2014-2015 school year. Her responsibilities include assisting the president in the promotion and development of PBL in the regions which elected them, keeping in touch with her territory on a regular basis (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico), assisting in planning Regional Leadership Conferences, and presiding at ...
It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will be displaying them for the community to see. Whether you enjoy photography, artwork, or livestock, there is something for everyone at the fair.
Have you ever heard about the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop acreage, production or stocks reports and wondered, "How does USDA come up with these crop estimates?" "Why do they impact prices so much?" Or, "why can't USDA get it right?"
Hillary Clinton called the Hobby Lobby decision "deeply disturbing."
Pity poor Dr. Mehmet Oz. He gets big bucks hosting the popular Opra Winfrey-syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" on TV. But now he's come under fire in Congress, in the media, and on the Internet for promoting health supplements that sold big due to his effusive recommendations -- products now considered by many to be largely useless. How did he respond?
CLEVELAND - For someone who just endured a beer bath, T.J. House was all smiles.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend AAA American Legion baseball team struck first in the Zone Tournament-opening game on Monday against Dodge City.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a two-win season that led to the ouster of the general manager and coach, and the turnover of roughly half the roster.
INDIANAPOLIS - Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.
LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
Hoisington Winner Plans to Pay off Home with Lottery Prize
LA CROSSE - Mary A. Engel, 73, died July 20 at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1941 at Hays, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Albina (Billinger) Orth.
Christopher James Thomas, 48, died July 20, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 8, 1966, in Junction City, he was the son of Timothy and Carol (Breault) Thomas. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, he was a self-employed computer repairman.
Gwen G. Schroeder, 72, died July 20, in Great Bend. Born Oct. 15, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of H. Martin and Bernice Lucille (Davis) Glenn. She was a graduate of Ellinwood Rural High School and Adela Hale School of Business. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, moving from Overland Park, she was retired. On Aug. 6, 1966, she married Arlen C. Schroeder in Kansas City.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information that could help stop the number of vehicular burglaries in Barton County.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports vandals opened the valves on three oil lease stock tanks in rural Barton County, causing the release of approximately 188 barrels of oil. The crime occurred sometime between 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and 8:25 a.m. on Saturday in the 800 block of SW 10 Road. Bellendir called the vandalism a "senseless act" and said loss is expected to exceed $12,000.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center will feature guest speaker Linda McCaffrey during a July 28 noon pot luck lunch.
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