James and Rachel Lohrenz of Burrton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 9 at West Harvey County Park Community Building in rural Burrton.


James and Rachel Lohrenz of Burrton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 9 at West Harvey County Park Community Building in rural Burrton.

A catered dinner and reception were hosted by their children and enjoyed by family and friends.

Lohrenz and the former Rachel Ensz were married Jan. 8, 1960, in Beatrice, Neb.

The couple continues to reside and farm on their “Century Farm” together with their sons and their spouses: Philip and Lorene Lohrenz and grandson Corey of Burrton, and Dwight and Sharenne Lohrenz of Burrton.

Rachel is a graduate of Bethel Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Newton and was employed at Schowalter Villa in Hesston and Halstead Hospital in Halstead before her retirement.