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Couples announcements for December 2005

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Engagement

Moore

Laura Barnes, Tonganoxie, and H. Steven Moore, Welch, Okla., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Terry and Mary Ellen Barnes, Tonganoxie. She is a 2004 graduate of Christian Liberty Academy. She attends Johnson County Community College where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education. The future groom is the son of George Moore and Mary Ellen Moore, both of Welch, Okla. He is a 2001 graduate of Welch High School, Welch, Okla. He attends Haskell Indian Nations University, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a minor in physical education. He is a baseball coach at Haskell, where he played football. The couple plan a Jan. 14, 2006, wedding at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Currier

Gina Longanecker and Ryan Currier were married May 29, 2005, at Mildale Farm near Gardner with the Rev. Nate Rovenstine officiating. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Marilyn Kahn, Lawrence. The groom is the son of George and Carleen Currier, Sedgwick. Maids of honor were Kristen Longanecker and Megan Longanecker. Best man was Chad Currier. Bridesmaids were Kelsi Currier, Allison Swaim, Laura Nelson, Lissa Sulton and Meghan Slattery. Groomsmen were Spencer Petersen, Preston Petersen, Charlie Hoag, Kevin Kufeldt, Barry Goodrich and David Jack. Junior bridesmaids were Megan Workman and Madison Workman. Ushers were Ryan Ash, John Leever, Tyler Kahn and Dakota Kahn. Payton Cohoon and Truman Juelsgaard were ring bearers, and Addie Brown was flower girl. A dinner and dance reception was given at Mildale Farm. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2003 and a Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Sedgwick High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in organismal biology from KU in 2001. He received a doctorate in medicine from KU. He is completing his residency in radiology. The couple reside in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Beracha

Michelle Nicole Rodick and Eli Beracha were married March 19, 2005, at Terradyne Country Club in Wichita with Julie Ariagno officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tina Rodick, Wichita, and Dennis Rodick, Detroit. The groom is the son of Josef and Lina Bracha, Tel Aviv, Israel. Maid of honor was Amy Heidrick. Best man was Roy Wilson. Bridesmaids were Ashleigh Klingman and Marlyse Anderson. Groomsmen were Bryan Rodick and Beni Bracha. Ushers were Beau Cloutier and Omri Shafran. Guest book attendant was Sara Emmons. Gift attendants were Catherine Grommesh, Casey Grommesh and Braedon Whalen. Flower girls were Britton Cloutier and Morgan Cloutier. Ring bearers were Tyler Grommesh and Jacob Whalen. A reception was given at Terradyne Country Club. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Maize High School. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2004. She is a copy editor at the Lawrence Journal-World and a teller at Intrust Bank. The groom is a 1994 graduate of Rophenberg High School in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer engineering in 2002 and master's degree in economics in 2005 from KU, where he is pursuing a doctorate in finance. He is a graduate teaching assistant for the finance department at KU. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Sage

Meg Givens and Paul Sage were married June 4, 2005, at Ecumenical Christian Ministries in Lawrence with the Rev. Thad Holcomb officiating. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Sue Givens, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Richard Dean and Martha Sage, Perry. Maid of honor was Marjory Givens. Bridesmaids were Barbara Heeb, Beth Porter and Caitlin Boley. Groomsmen were David Penrod, Ben Washee, Brook Binns and Brian Kirby. Flower girls were Rachel Heeb and Clare Porter. Ring bearers were Cameron Porter and Harrison Heeb. Ushers were Jon Heeb, Jack Porter and Trey Sato. Guest book attendant was Deana Sage. A reception was given at the church. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Smith College. She is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from Kansas University where she is a research assistant. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He is a quality control specialist at Martin Logan Ltd. in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Groninger

Hilary Elizabeth Smith and Charles Robert Groninger, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David Smith, Holton, and Corinne Zimmers, Lawrence. She is a 1998 graduate of Holton High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas University in 2003. She is an account service representative with Security Benefit. The future groom is the son of Tom Groninger, Lawrence, and Michelle Lawhorn, Eudora. He is a 2000 graduate of Eudora High School. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. and is in the process of becoming a U.S. Marshal. The couple plan a Jan. 10, 2006, wedding in the Cayman Islands.

Wedding

Goodwin

Sheryl Tirol and Jeremy Goodwin were married Sept. 17, 2005, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg, Ill., with the Rev. William Tkachuk officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rey and Diana Tirol, Hoffman Estates, Ill. The groom is the son of Wesley Goodwin, Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Leona Ober, Dexter, Mo. Maid of honor was Lora Trance. Best man was Rob Caudel. Bridesmaids were Karen Czech, Brandy Kisa Fox, Arlynn Galang, Kristina Jiminez and Desiree Jara. Groomsmen were Evan Kelso, Anthony Mann, Richard Smith, Bradley Tirol and Brian Tirol. Aesha Lee Falcon was flower girl. Joseph Achacoso was ring bearer. Daniel Tirol, Edsel Tirol and Dennis Tirol were ushers Sponsors were Marilynn Becklehimer, Glen Molo, Cheryl Zarate, Ike Taleon, Beda and Nichelda Tirol, Butch Rectra, Alice Atienza, and Fely and Ador DeGuzman. Candle sponsors were Arthur Galang and Janelle Jara. Veil sponsors were Nichelle Tirol and Alan Tirol. Cord sponsors were Rachel Tumbokon and Edsel Tirol. . A reception was given at Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The bride is a graduate of Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia College in Chicago. She is employed with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department as communications coordinator. The groom is a graduate of Poplar Bluff High School, Poplar Bluff, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in atmospheric science from the University of Missouri. He is employed with WIBW-TV in Topeka as the chief meteorologist. The couple reside in Topeka.

Anniversary

Tryon

Paul and Rusty Tryon, Lawrence, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Paul Tryon and Rusty Pugh were married Nov. 20, 1945, in Lawrence. Paul worked for Lawrence Paper Co. for 46 years. Rusty was a homemaker. Their children are Tom Tryon, Lawrence; Nick Tryon, Lawrence; Audrey Richeson, Baldwin; and Twila Tryon, Kansas City. They have six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Anniversary

Hunsinger

The family of Barbara Hunsinger and the late William J. Hunsinger will celebrate the couple's 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner Sunday at Longhorn Restaurant in Lawrence. William Hunsinger and Barbara Pedro were married Dec. 9, 1945, in Manhattan. William served in the U.S. Navy. He worked 25 years for Amsco, servicing hospital equipment. Barbara was a homemaker. Their children are: David Hunsinger, California City, Calif.; Dennis Hunsinger, Carbondale; Richard Hunsinger, Lawrence; and Wayne Hunsinger and Mel Bocean, Kansas City, Mo. They have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Baranski

Meghan Fryett, Topeka, and Joe Baranski, Lecompton, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roger and Dorothy Fryett, Hutchinson. She is a Topeka High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Kansas University and a Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University. She works at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in the adult services department. The future groom is the son of Dennis and Linda Baranski, Lecompton. He is an Oskaloosa High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Washburn University. He is enrolled in the master's degree program at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in the Doctor of Osteopathy program. The couple plan a March 2006 wedding.

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Wedman

Annie Willoughby and Michael Wedman were married Sept. 2, 2005, in Lawrence with the Rev. Mick Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Barb Willoughby, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Larry and Linda Wedman, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Katie Willoughby. Best man was Chris Kelley. Bridesmaids were Mary Coyle, Lindsey Hannah, Ashley Knight and Katherine Wells. Groomsmen were Scott Wedman, Randy Baum, Matt Manda and Colby Vick. Ushers were Tom Willoughby, Sam Willoughby, Grant Van Blaricum, Ryan Cragg and Alex Morgan. Guest book attendant was Sneha Chandra. Readers were Nicole Henry and Sean Patton. A lakeside reception was given at the home of the groom's parents. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Kansas University in 2005. She is a conference assistant at A-S-K Associates and a sales representative for Pride Promotions. The groom is a 2001 LHS graduate. He received a degree in networking and communication administration from DeVry University in 2004. He is a builder for Wedman Construction. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Dibbini

Trina Bierman and Michael Dibbini were married July 30, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salina with the Rev. Kerry Ninemire officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bernie and Della Bierman, Baldwin. The groom is the son of Jrouh and Laila Dibbini, Palmdale, Calif. Matron of honor was Angela Bogart. Best man was Murad Dibbini. Bridesmaids were Trisha Gresnick, Lori Augustine, Leah Chambliss, Katie Kocher, Sharron Dabaneh and Monnar Dibbini. Groomsmen were Rani Dibbini, Randy Dabaneh, Jeff Dibbini, Ramsey Farraj, Tyler Bogart, J.C. Walsh and John Dibbini. Ushers were Harold Calvo, Merrick Henry and Ozzy Perez. Bridal assistant was Kaley Cline. Guest book attendant was Suzy Oertel. Cake cutters were Barbara Anderson and Cindy Will. A reception was given at St. Mary's Parish Hall. The bride is a Baldwin High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and psychological services from Kansas Wesleyan University. She is a sixth-grade teacher at Lakewood Middle School in Salina. The groom is a graduate of Palmdale High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kansas Wesleyan. He is the head men's and women's soccer coach at Kansas Wesleyan. The couple reside in Salina.

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Herrington

Jennifer Elizabeth Shepard and Travis Lee Herrington were married July 15, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Lake City, Colo., with the Rev. David Beebe officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Rhonda Shepard, Wichita. The groom is the son of Robert and Susan Herrington, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Stephanie Shepard. Best man was Brandon Holloman. Groomsman was Ben Green. The bride is a Wichita Southeast High School graduate. She received a Master of Science degree in education from Kansas University. She is employed with East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education as an early childhood special education teacher in Eudora. The groom is a Lawrence High School graduate. He is a firefighter for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Meeks

Sarah M. Daugherty and Samuel L. Meeks were married Aug. 12, 2005, in Henderson, Ky., with Judge Sandy Walkins officiating. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Lurretta Daugherty, Boonville, Ind., formerly of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Samuel Meeks, Spottsville, Ky., and Mary J. Fields, Seebree, Ky. Matron of honor was Mary Rigdon. Best man was Nick Brown. Bridesmaids were Dana Reid and Chrissy Yager. Groomsmen were Tim Rigdon and Ed Reid. Ring bearer was Owen Reid. Flower girls were Silvia Reid, Matty Yager and Gabby Yager. A reception was given at the American Legion building in Boonville, Ind. The bride attended Lawrence public schools until her junior year at Lawrence High School. She graduated from high school in 2001 in Boonville, Ind. She is an assistant manager for Payless ShoeSource in Henderson, Ky. The groom received his General Educational Development degree in 1996 in Evansville, Ind. He is employed and taking classes for the local union 156 to become a union painter. The couple reside in Spottsville, Ky.

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Bricke

Jack and Hodgie Bricke, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Ian Bricke, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jessica Perez, Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Richard and Mary Louise Perez, Wayne, Pa. The bride-to-be is a graduate of the Baldwin School and Bates College. She is employed with Freelance Film Production. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He graduated from Swarthmore College. He is manager of acquisitions and programming for Sundance Channel. The couple plan a March 25, 2006, wedding at W Hotel in New York City's Union Square.

Engagement

Yocum

William and Dianne Stains, St. Joseph, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee Ann Stains, Lawrence, to Stephen Yocum, Lawrence, son of Nick and Emma Yocum, St. Mary's. The bride-to-be is a 1992 graduate of Savannah High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in geography from Northwest Missouri State University in 1996. She is a GIS analyst for the City of Lawrence Planning Department. The future groom is a 1975 graduate of St. Mary's High School. He is project supervisor for Osbourne-Keating Electric. The couple plan a July 1, 2006, wedding at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Joseph, Mo.

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Phillips

Jolene Byer, Lawrence, and Jay Phillips, Overland Park, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph and Karen Byer, Perham, Minn. She is a graduate of Perham High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology from Kansas University. She is the assistant director of Business Career Services at the KU School of Business. The future groom is the son of Dennis and Candi Phillips, Merriam. He is a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from KU. He is employed as a dimensional engineer at the Ford Assembly plant in Claycomo, Mo. The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Perham, Minn.

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Miner

Laura Brunow and Wilson Miner, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Charles Brunow and Leslie Nelson, both of Dallas. She is a graduate of L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in international business with a concentration in art and design from Kansas University. She is a graphic designer for Gould Evans in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Craig and Suzi Miner, Wichita. He is a graduate of Wichita Collegiate School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism with a minor in Italian from KU. He is commercial development manager for World Online in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 9, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Clark

Elizabeth Landon and John Clark III were married Dec. 2, 2005, in Lawrence. The bride is the daughter of Douglas Landon and Vicki Foulk, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Brenda and John W. Clark Jr., Lawrence. Best man was Thomas Harmon. A reception was given at the former Riverside School, now First Management's headquarters. The bride and groom are graduates of Lawrence High School. Elizabeth works for Wal-Mart, and John works for Berry Plastics. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Haberly

Craig and Jeryl Crane, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christyn Crane, Lawrence, to Brett Haberly, Wichita, son of Ken and Jan Haberly, Wichita. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated from Benedictine College in 2002 with a degree in K-12 health and physical education. She teaches health and physical education at Warren Middle School in Leavenworth. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Kapaun Mount Carmel High School. He graduated from Kansas University in 2004 with a communications degree. He is the assistant manager/outside sales for Fastenal of Lee Summit, Mo. The couple plan a July 7, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Kehler

Rhea Miller and Adam Kehler, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Daniel and Linda Miller, Lancaster, Pa. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., and a master's degree in social work from Kansas University. She is employed at Wyandot Mental Health Center in Kansas City, Kan. The future groom is the daughter of Peter and Lenora Kehler, Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Manitoba, Canada. The couple plan a May 2006 wedding in Lancaster, Pa.

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Johnson

Scotty Hendrix, Topeka, and the late Sue Hendrix announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Hendrix, Mission, to Jeffery Johnson, Mission, son of Phuong Johnson, Wichita, and the late Kenneth Johnson. The future bride is a Topeka High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Kansas University. She is employed as a project manager at MMG Worldwide. The future groom is a graduate of Wichita South High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wichita State University. He is employed as a manager at Chili's Bar & Grill. The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2006, wedding at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathederal in Kansas City, Mo.

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Higdon

Jennifer Elizabeth Jacobs and Charles Andrew Higdon were married Oct. 15, 2005, at Southwest School of Art and Craft in San Antonio with Robert Flynn officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Robert and Sheryl Jacobs, Lawrence. The groom is the son of James and Barbara Higdon, San Antonio. Maid of honor was Emily Elbert. Best man was Travis Higdon. The bride's attendants were Vanessa Fiola, Sarah Beggs, Julie Hahn, Kelly Malon, Allison Hawkins, Robert Jacobs and David Jacobs. The groom's attendants were James Higdon, Conan Gomez, Jason Snider, Kelly Snider, Glenn Comtois, Jason Fillipi and Jennifer Moore. Soloist was K.C. Clifford. Trumpeter was Michael Palermo. The Eric Brahinsky String Quartet provided wedding and reception music. A reception was given at the Southwest School of Art and Craft. The bride is a 1991 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies in 1995 from Indiana University. She is regional sales manager for David Michael & Co. in Dallas. The groom is a 1994 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio. He graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in professional accounting in 1999. He is a certified public accountant and manager of financial audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Dallas. The couple reside in Dallas.

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Henderson

Erin Wright and John Henderson were married Nov. 12, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin with the Rev. Ira DeSpain and Tom Decker officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Kathy Wright, Baldwin. The groom is the son of Jack and Belinda Henderson, Oklahoma City. Maid of honor was Kendra Knight. Best man was Evan Henderson. A reception was given at Maceli's. The bride is a Baldwin High School graduate. She graduated from Baker University in 2005. She attends graduate school at Kansas University in the School of Social Welfare and works at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. The groom is a graduate of Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City. He is a 2004 graduate of Baker University. He is employed by Lawrence Memorial Hospital as an application analyst in the Department of Information Technology. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Murphy

Rosemary C. Cromer and James K. Murphy were married Nov. 26, 2005, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Harold Murphy, brother of the groom, and the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Hesse. The groom is the son of the late James and Lolita Murphy. Matron of honor was Stephanie Kramer, daughter of the bride. Best man was James S. Murphy, son of the groom. Ushers were Paul Cromer, son of the bride, and Timothy Murphy, son of the groom. Lectors were Sheila Murphy and Kenneth Murphy, children of the groom, and Brendan Cromer, son of the bride. Gift bearers were Erin Tomkins, Kelly Murphy and Breann Holmes, granddaughters of the groom. Guest book attendant was Esther Smith. Cantor was Cecilia Burke. Organist was Lynne Tidwell. A luncheon followed the ceremony at the Hereford House. The bride is a graduate of Kansas University. She is a retired case manager for Social and Rehabilitation Services for the State of Kansas. The groom received a doctorate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is professor emeritus from the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Alcala

Leonard and Joan Alcala, Georgetown, Texas, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were married Dec. 24, 1955, in Kansas City, Kan. The couple previously lived in Oskaloosa. Leonard was a roofer for Western Roofing Co. of Kansas City, Mo. Joan worked at Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 30 years. Their children are Michael "Tony" Alcala, Lamar, Mo.; Leonard "Gene" and Barbara Alcala, Kansas City, Kan.; and Gwenda and Rodney Bruce, Hutto, Texas. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 309 Adkins Cove, Georgetown, TX 78626.

Anniversary

Biszantz

Robert and Patricia Biszantz, Lawrence, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 3. The couple were married Jan. 3, 1981, in Key West, Fla. Robert, originally from Ohio, is a retired Chief Warrant Officer from the U.S. Coast Guard. Patricia, born and raised in Key West, Fla., works as a civilian for the Coast Guard in Topeka. The couple met when Robert was stationed in Key West in 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift. They have two children, Heather Meehan, California, and Sandi Biszantz, Florida, and two grandchildren.

Engagement

Inzer

Ron and Sandy Madsen, Merriam, and Bill and Candy Inzer, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their children, Marcie Madsen, Merriam, and Tyler Inzer, Baldwin. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School and a December 2005 graduate of Baker University, where she majored in education. The future groom is a graduate of Baldwin High School and a December 2005 graduate of Baker University, where he majored in math and physics. The couple plan an April 8, 2006, wedding at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin.

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Markley

Steve and Betty Markley, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Richard Markley, Colorado Springs, Colo., to Anne Comstock, Colorado Springs, Colo., daughter of Richard and Diane Comstock, Colorado Springs, Colo. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies in 2001 from Colorado State University, and a master's degree in business administration in 2004 from the University of Colorado. She is director of new business development for Cukjati, a strategic marketing and design agency. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 2001 from Kansas State University and a master's degree in business administration in 2004 from the University of Colorado. He is product planning manager for Agilent Technologies. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding in Shove Chapel at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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McSweeney

Roy and Kathy Lafferty, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elisabeth Lafferty, Denver, to Darren Patrick McSweeney, Denver, son of David and Dee Anne Browning, Wichita, and the late Joseph McSweeney. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. She received a bachelor's degree in American history from Kansas University in 2003. Sarah is pursuing a master's degree in library science with a concentration in archive and records management at the University of Denver. The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Maize High School. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at KU. He works in the engineering department at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. The couple plan an Oct. 21, 2006, wedding.

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Monroe

Randy and Linda Beeman, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Diane Beeman, Springfield, Mo., to Amasa Monroe, Springfield, Mo., son of Robert and Cami Monroe, Springfield, Mo., and Cathy Clarke, Dallas. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Maranatha Academy in Shawnee. She plans to graduate in May from Drury University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and a minor in music. She is employed by the Drury University Bookstore and the Chi Alpha College Ministry through Southern Missouri State University. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Southern Missouri State University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in economics. He is employed with Burrell Behavioral Health Transitions of Springfield, Mo. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2006, wedding at First Christian Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Zygmunt

Jennifer Moore and Piotr Zygmunt were married June 11, 2005, at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood with the Rev. Rob Winger officiating. The bride is the daughter of Thomas Moore, Leawood, and Judy Moore, Prairie Village. The groom is the son of Jan and Elzbieta Zygmunt, Longmont, Colo. Matron of honor was Kristin Bechard. Bridesmaids were Emily Harris, Sarah Tomberlin, Allie May, Cheyenna Moore and Stacey Baldwin. Groomsmen were Barry Goodrich, Aaron Hines, Mason Webernick, Chad Bechard, Ryan Moore and Kevin Moore. Flower girl was Emily Bechard. Reader was Jen Farley. Personal attendant was Lyndsay Farnsworth. Leah Masonbrink was program and gift attendant. Ushers were Jon DeLeon, Mark Ruud and Greg Baldwin. A reception was given at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village. She earned a degree in business administration in 2002 from Kansas University. She is a 401(k) design specialist at Paychex in Overland Park. The groom attended Lawrence High School until his junior year. He then graduated in 1998 from Boulder High School in Boulder, Colo. He graduated in 2003 from KU with a degree in communications. He is an account manager at The Resource Group in Overland Park. The couple reside in Olathe.

Engagement

Clements

Judith Augustine, Kansas City, Kan., James L. Wisler, Lawrence, and the late Shelah Wisler announce the engagement of their daughter, Simone Sparks Wisler, Lawrence, to John G. Clements, Lawrence, son of Del and JoAnne Clements, Lincoln, Neb. The bride-to-be is a Pleasanton High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in theater from Kansas University. She attended International Theatre School at Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is a graduate of esthetics from the Nevada School of Cosmetology. She works as an esthetician at Avalon Salon and Spa in Kansas City, Mo., and also is an educator of drama at John Robert Powers in Leawood. The future groom is a Lincoln Southeast High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska. He works as a field service engineer at R.E. Pedropti Co. in Mission. The couple plan an April 8, 2006, wedding at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.

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Cook

Marion Belcher, Lawrence, announces the engagement of his daughter, Thia Belcher, Lawrence, to Jeremy Cook, Dodge City. The future bride also is the daughter of Priscilla Belcher, Lawrence. She is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. Thia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Kansas University in 2005. She plans to graduate in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from KU. She is working as a technical intern at Intel. The future groom is the son of Larry and Sheri Cook, Dodge City. He is a 1995 graduate of Maize High School. He plans to graduate in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems from KU. The couple plan a June 2007 wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Seward

Emily Smith Cowles and Ian Anthony Seward were married June 21, 2005, in Paradise Cove, near Haines, Alaska. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Linda Cowles, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bernard and Joanna Seward, Denver. Lara Birkes, of Columbia, Mo., was maid of honor. The groom's father was best man. A reception followed the ceremony in Paradise Cove. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in systematics and biology from Kansas University in 2001. She is the development director of the Takshanuk Watershed Council in Haines, Alaska. The groom attended Prescott College and is a graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He is a skilled wood artisan and has his own business in Haines, Alaska. The couple reside in Haines, Alaska.

Engagement

Peterson

Nick and Martha Harris, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Harris, Olathe, to Brad Peterson, Lenexa, son of John and Joan Peterson, Stanberry, Mo. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2005 from Baker University. She works in the intensive care nursery at Children's Mercy Hospital. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Stanberry High School. He received a degree in business management and marketing from Northeast Missouri State University in 2002. He works for Unimed II Inc. in Olathe. The couple plan a March 25, 2006, wedding at Baldwin First United Methodist Church in Baldwin.

Wedding

Wissink

Jessica Katich and Nicholas Wissink were married Nov. 26, 2005, at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence with the Rev. James Sanchez officiating. The bride is the daughter of Laura Katich, Lawrence, and the late John Katich. The groom is the son of Allan and Mary Kay Wissink, Lincoln, Neb. Matron of honor was Lisa McDermott. Maid of honor was Sara Katich. Bridesmaids were Kim Marshall, Michelle Chase, Jennifer Carlson and Noelle Wissink. Best man was Nate Wissink. Groomsmen were Brian Newland, Jon DeBoer, Jamie DenHartog, Josh Ribbens and Brian Inselman. Flower girl was Macie McDermott. Ring bearer was Connor Chase. Ushers were Jake Dinan, Daniel Wissink and Tanner Wycoff. A reception was given at the Lawrence Holidome. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a degree in human biology and psychology in 2001 from Kansas University. She received a doctorate of physical therapy in 2005 from Creighton University. She is a physical therapist at Immanuel Rehabilitation Center in Omaha, Neb. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Pius X High School in Lincoln, Neb. He graduated in 2002 from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, with a degree in exercise science and in 2005 from Creighton University with a doctorate in physical therapy. He is employed as an owner of Nebraska Doctors of Physical Therapy, PC in Omaha, Neb. The couple reside in Omaha, Neb.

Engagement

Keane

Judith Augustine, Kansas City, Kan., James L. Wisler, Lawrence, and the late Shelah Wisler, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marie-Teresa "Tess" Wisler, Lawrence, to Robert Ryan Keane, Leavenworth, son of Robert E. and Maryann Keane, Lansing. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She is a legal secretary for Wisler Law Offices and a legal researcher for Thomson West. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Leavenworth High School. He is sales manager for Daycom Inc. The couple plan an Oct. 14, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Richardson

Earl and Teresa Richardson, Lawrence, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Maui. They were married Jan. 5, 1981. Earl graduated from Kansas University with a degree in journalism. He has worked for more than 20 years as a newspaper and freelance photographer. He owns and operates Earl Richardson Photography. He attends Kansas University's School of Law. Teresa graduated from KU with a degree in business administration and accounting. She is employed as the chief financial officer of Harris Construction Co. The couple's children are Aimee Richardson, Mallory Richardson and Kelsey Richardson, all of Lawrence.

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