DL News Staff
U.S. cattle and calves on feed in the major U.S. feedlots totaled 11.6 million head May 1. The inventory was 9 percent above that reported May 1, 2005, and 11 percent above two years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Feedlot placements during April totaled 1.63 million head, 2 percent below 2005, but 2 percent above 2004. Fed cattle marketing during April totaled 1.79 million head, down slightly from 2005 and 5 percent below 2004. It is the smallest amount for the month of April since the reporting began in 1996.
As a kid, enjoying fresh asparagus was an adventure every spring. The great asparagus hunt began with a search in our backyard asparagus patch. The desirable spears bent until they snapped off the stem. Sometimes we'd miss them among the grass blades, so the stems would grow large and woody. Our asparagus plants were older than I was at the time. A "cousin" of onions, garlic and other members of the lily family, asparagus plants are long-lived. The plants often live 15 years or more, although it usually takes three years for them to lay down their root system.
Certain aspects of two major issues -- energy development and illegal aliens -- have been nearly laughable these last few weeks.
Palm 50th anniversary David and Evelyn Palm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Callaway Community Center, Saturday, June 10, 4-11 p.m.. Dance begins at 7 p.m. No gifts please.
Olson-Ryan engagement Amy Olson and Christopher Ryan announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Gerald and Glennis Olson, Frazee, and Nancy and the late Peter Ryan, St. Cloud. Amy and Chris graduated from Bemidji State University. Amy is employed by Polk County and Chris is employed by Tesoro. A June 24 wedding is planned at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. The couple will reside in East Grand Forks.
VanMaldeghem-Nelson engagement Amy VanMaldeghem and Tim Nelson would like to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ed and Lynda VanMaldeghem and Rick and Nancy Nelson. Amy graduated from MSCTC-Fergus Falls and Tim graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 2002 and is employed by Hough, Inc. in Detroit Lakes. A June 4 wedding is planned at Noerenberg Gardens on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata.
Gray-Crowell engagement Thomas Dean Crowell Jr., son of Tom and Bertha Crowell and Candice Jean Gray, daughter of Robert and Jean Gray are happy to announce their upcoming marriage, set for June 9 in the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Richwood Road in Detroit Lakes.
Jacobson-Solmon Wedding Sheryl Jacobson and Arnie Solmon were married on May 12. They had a small ceremony at Island Park in Fargo with family and close friends in attendance. The couple honeymooned in Orlando, Fla. They plan to make their home in the Pelican Rapids area.
Mertens 60th anniversary Tony and Beatrice Mertens will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house to be held on Saturday, June 10 from 1-5 p.m. on their farm near Ogema. Come help them celebrate. Your presence is your gift.
Fett-Ware Wedding Kendal Ann Fett, daughter of Kenneth and Theresa Fett, Frazee and Brikker Orby Ware, son of Gary and Barb Ware, Frazee and Sharon and Virgil Jons, Moorhead, were united in marriage on May 28 in Miami, Fla. The couple will reside in Frazee.