Friday, Aug. 28, was the 50th wedding anniversary of Ernest and Janeen (Wilson) Brown. Ernie, Macksville, and Janeen, Liberal, were married at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in 1965 in Liberal.

Their children and families are Nathan and Sara Brown, Darris and Delana, WaKeeney, and Erin and Kevin Tucker and Owen and Hudson, Paducah, Ky. They celebrated with their children and families in Kansas City during the weekend of July 17. For their own special celebration, the couple returned to St. Andrew Church in Liberal and then revisited the places in Colorado where they spent their honeymoon. After graduating, from Fort Hays State University, he taught in Gorham and she taught in Russell. In the fall of 1970, after completing graduate school at the University of South Dakota, they moved to WaKeeney, where they taught until retirement. He taught high school biology, and she was an elementary teacher. The couple reside in WaKeeney.