Karen Hock and Luke Bortner
Karen Hock of Culbertson and Luke Bortner of McCook announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Bernard and Carol Hock of Culbertson and Robert and Barbara Bortner of McCook. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of McCook Senior High School. She is a student at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., majoring in animal science. The prospective bridegroom is a 1999 graduate of McCook Senior High School and a 2001 graduate of Colby Community College with a degree in agribusiness. He farms north of McCook. The couple is planning a June 19, 2004, ceremony at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook.