Ronald and Peggy Soeken of Lorraine will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood. Hosts for the event will be their children Kristin Webb of Wichita, Sandra Barton of Holyrood, and Joe and Cinda Lohmann of Farmington, Minn. The couple has 7 grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Doyle and Gwen Cook of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception and card shower for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2, at Cedar Park Place Community Room, 17th and McKinley.
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.
Jim and Joan Forrest will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a card shower and reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 21 , at Glory Be in Larned. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kimberly Forrest and Kevin and Hollie Forrest; and grandchildren, Adele Forrest and James Forrest, all of Houston, Texas.
Don and Carol Peterson will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a Come and Go Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 15, at their home in Macksville. Hosts for the event will be their children, Tom and Tanna Faulkner, Beth Irvin and Lynn and Jan Peterson.
LeRoy and Jean Smith of rural Hoisington celebrated their 70th anniversary on June 5 at Lake Wilson. Joining them were their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their spouses. Their children are Connie and Eldon Schultz of Enid, Okla., Carol and Ron Polzin of Hoisington, Lee and Jane Smith of Concordia, Cathy and Gary McCurdy of Emporia and Roger and Dorothy Smith of Milton, W.V.
Richard G. and Betty L. Adee will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 21 at the St. Mark Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Sharon Adee of Truchas, N.M., Julia Jilek of White Bear Lake, Minn. and Lynne (Don) Weiser of Salina.
Greg and Kim Schenk of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Schenk, to Jace Smith, son of Craig and Kari Smith of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bernard and MaryJo Schenk and Paul and Trella Berscheidt, all of Great Bend. Grandparents of the prospective groom are George and Shirley Shelton and PD and Fritzie Smith, all of Great Bend.