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Couples announcements for November 2005

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Wedding

Teague

Anne-Wesley Maree Roberts and R. Cornell Teague Jr. were married July 30, 2005, at Christ Church in Alexandria, Va., with the Very Rev. Pierce Klemmt officiating. He was assisted by the Rev. Brent Webster. The bride is the daughter of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and Franki Roberts, Dodge City. She is the granddaughter of the late Wes Roberts and Ruth Roberts. The groom is the son of Randal Teague Sr. and Jessica Townsend Teague, Alexandria, Va. He is the grandson of Margaret Townsend, Prairie Village, and the late Harold Townsend Jr. Maid of honor was M. Ashleigh Roberts. The bride's other attendants were Mary English Pohlmann, Miriam Roberts, Erin Suhy, Mary Robb Teague, Barbara Thomson, Sara Scully and Marissa Fann. Junior bridesmaids were Eleanor Smart and Marjorie Townsend. Flower girls were Chandler Fann and Harriet Townsend. R. Blake Brickman and Connor K. Faught were Scripture readers. Greeters were Edward Hill Townsend, Maree Webster and Gaye Fann. Best men were R. Townsend Teague and James K.B. Teague. Groomsmen were Tim Dillon, Ben Kessinger, Mark Kurtz, David Roberts, Mitchell Schorr, Patrick Sigg, Luke Stacy and Andrew White. Ring bearers were Jeffrey Fann, Walker Fann and William Webster. A reception followed the ceremony at the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution building in Washington, D.C. The bride is a graduate of Kansas University. The groom is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Following a wedding trip to the island of Nevis, the couple reside in Denver.

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Robertson

Morgan Loveland and Casey Robertson were married Jan. 15, 2005, at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center Chapel with Monsignor Vince Krische officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Chuck and Mary Loveland, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jim and Linda Robertson, Jackson, Mich. Maid of honor was Katy Kaminski. Bridesmaids were Meredith Loveland Brown, Allison Sollars, Laura Hubert Beightel, Kristen Beil, Melissa Hammans and Tracy Biggs. Best man was Christopher Heydenburg. Groomsmen were Scott Robertson, Todd Robertson, Ryan Fitzgerald, Scott Ford, Doug Loveland and Ben Naus. Flower girl was Riley Robertson. Ring bearers were Tyler Robertson and Reese Loveland. Ushers were Erik Brown and Chris Koster. Vocalists were Whitney Juneau, Kristen Beil, Melissa Hammans, Katy Kaminski and Audi Heydenberg. Cantor was Aidan Loveland Koster. Organist was Christopher Berry. Lector was Michael J. Davis, godfather of the bride. Altar server was Andreas Martinez. Guest book attendant was Becca Booth Meyers, and program assistants were Lindy and Nicholas Martinez. Mary Pat Himmelberg was special wedding assistant. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. Reception assistants were Mandy Leibold, Sally Hudnall and Leann Johnson. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in voice and theater in 2000 from Indiana University School of Music. She is a vocalist in "Broadway! A Star Spangled Celebration" and "Broadway's Spirit of Christmas" at the Branson Variety Theater. The groom is a 1994 graduate of Northwest High School, Jackson, Mich. He attended Spring Arbor College. He is a musician who appears at Silver Dollar City and The Little Opry Theater. The couple reside in Branson, Mo.

Wedding

LeRoux

Leona Suetta Jones and Phillip Anthony LeRoux, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 14, 2005, in the South Park Gazebo in Lawrence with Karen Gilkey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Kathy Jones, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Eric LeRoux, Lawrence, and Linda LeRoux, Lecompton. Grandparents of the couple are Joan Clark, Oskaloosa, and the late John Clark; Charles and Jeannie Jones, Onalaska, Texas; Marjorie and Herman LeRoux, Lawrence; the late Betty Frear; and David Mason, Little Rock, Ark. Great-grandparents are Doris Clark, Omaha, Neb., and Ethel LeRoux, Doniphan, Mo. Maid of honor was Hailey Russell. Best man was Jesse Phillips. Bridesmaid was Jaime Kuhnert. Groomsman was Andrew Henderson. Flower girl was Alexis Miller. Ring bearer was Nicholas Miller. A reception was given at South Park Recreation Center. Reception host was Debbie Feist. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Millhouse

James and Gayla Bieker, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Bieker, Lenexa, to Nathan Millhouse, Shawnee, son of Clinton and Angela Millhouse, Richmond, Va. The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family life from Kansas University in 2000. She graduated in May 2005 with a master's degree in counseling from Webster University. She is a case manager at Johnson County Mental Health. The future groom is a 1992 graduate of Hutchinson High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management and leadership from Friends University. He is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Webster University. He is an operations manager for GNC. The couple plan a fall 2006 wedding in Kansas City.

Engagement

Smith

Tamara Ray and Fredrick Smith, both of Tulsa, Okla., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lonnie and Sharon Ray, Lawrence. She is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attends Tulsa Technology Center's Nursing School and works as a nurse assistant at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. The future groom is the son of Larry Smith and Betty Smith, both of Tulsa. He is a 1994 graduate of Daniel Webster High School, Tulsa. He is a radiology assistant at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. The couple plan an April wedding in Tulsa.

Wedding

Hawley

Nora Nicole Nemchock and David Roblin Hawley were married July 2, 2005, in Lawrence with Judge Jack Murphy officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Pat Nemchock, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Diane and David Hawley Sr., Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Maid of honor was Megan Brester. Best man was Robert Ziegler. Bridesmaids were Casey Sorrel and Monica Davison. Groomsmen were Bruce Kesl, Peter Bird, John Fox and Parish Sneegas. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Cleveland Institute of Art. She attends Kansas University. The groom is a graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art. He is a Realtor at Lawrence Realty Associates. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Hague

Randy and Nancy Hague, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. They were married Nov. 13, 1965, at the Baptist Church in Gardner. They have two children, Mark Hague and Sally Hague, both of Lawrence, and seven grandchildren.

Wedding

Harbison

Christina Carnahan and John Harbison were married May 21, 2005, in Perkins Chapel in Dallas with the Rev. Todd Bell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Carol Carnahan, Lawrence. The groom is the son of George and Carol Harbison, Hammond, Ind. Maid of honor was Kerry Carnahan. Best men were Mike Domasica and Tony Tabion. Bridesmaids were Ruth Bochart, Tara Hall, Heather Harbison, Michelle Hankin and Michelle Ludwig. Groomsmen were Tim Bochart, Patrick Carnahan, Darin Coble and Ben Hankin. Andrew Mayers was ring bearer. Mikaela Paniagua was flower girl. Jane Mayers and Jenny Sliwa were readers. Brian Mayers, Kevin Funk and Ryan Davis were ushers. Marsha French was wedding planner. Benjamin Kolodziek was organist and Frank Reed was trumpeter. Katherine Harker was the house party. A reception was given at the Dallas World Aquarium. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a doctorate of pharmacy in 2002 from Purdue University. She is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Munster High School, Munster, Ind. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction management in 2001 at Purdue University. He is a project superintendent with Archer Western Contractors. The couple reside in Arlington, Texas.

Engagement

Sullivan

Gerry and Linda Sullivan, McLouth, announce the engagement of their son, Patrick Sullivan, to Dawn Barnard, daughter of Harold and Patti Barnard, Alpena, Mich. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Alpena High School, Western Michigan University and Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse at Alpena Regional Medical Center. The future groom is a McLouth High School graduate. He received a master's degree in education from Kansas University. He received a fellowship at Pennsylvania State University and is pursuing a doctorate in mathematics education. The couple plan a New Year's Eve wedding at First Congregational Church of Christ in Alpena, Mich.

Engagement

King

Dr. Elias and Gloria Chediak, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lea Chediak, Kansas City, Mo., to Andy King, Kansas City, Mo., son of Clark King, Overland Park, and Cathy Joy, Lee's Summit, Mo. The bride-to-be is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Kansas University in 1998. She is the director of marketing and sales development for Haake Companies in Overland Park. The future groom is a 1992 graduate of Lee's Summit, Mo., High School. He attended Longview College. He is an independent sales distributor for McKee Foods Inc. The couple plan a June 9, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Johnson

Gary and Denise Johnson, Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Jeremiah Johnson, to Nicole Mueller, daughter of Chuck and Carolyn Mueller, Bellevue, Iowa. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Bellevue High School and a 2003 graduate of Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, with a degree in public relations. She is pursuing a master's degree in athletic administration. She is an assistant women's basketball coach at Loras College. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Pike Valley High School, Scandia, a 2000 graduate of Kansas University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a 2005 graduate of Loras College with a master's degree in athletic administration. He is employed as assistant football coach at Loras College. The couple plan a July 7, 2006, wedding at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa.

Anniversary

Vick

Allen and Elaine Vick, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday with family. They were married Nov. 11, 1945, in Baldwin, where they have lived most of their married lives. They owned a photography studio. Their children are Kevan and Gail Vick, Lawrence; Shari and Don Raybern, Lawrence; Ardith and Mike Meadows, Topeka; and the late Lynette Rasmussen. They have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to: 4720 Brandon Woods Terrace, Room 408, Lawrence, KS 66047.

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Todd

Alexandra Graham and Jason Todd were married Sept. 9, 2005, in Danforth Chapel on Kansas University's campus with the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. The bride is the daughter of John Graham, Topeka, and Gayle Johnson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John and Pam Todd, Quincy, Ill. Maid of honor was Randi Young. Best man was Jared Todd. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Todd, Karley Ast and Sandra Dexter. Groomsmen were Tyson Mendel and Brian Nyp. Escort was John Graham. Ring bearer was Brogan Heinen. Flower girl was Briana Heinen. Justin Rochelle and Shawn Graham were ushers. Laura Palmer was organist. A reception was given at the Lawrence Holidome. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in May 2005. She is employed as assistant manager of Chico's. The groom is a 1994 graduate of Quincy High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1998. He is a real estate agent with Realty Executives. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Callaway

Ron and Liz Callaway, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Michael Callaway, Bangkok, Thailand, to Andrea Grace Hof, Bangkok, Thailand, daughter of Henry Hof III, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and Marianna Osborne Hof, Lake Forest, Calif. The bride-to-be attended Lewis and Clark College where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology. She then attended Portland State University where she earned a master's degree in social work. She is a school counselor at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. The future groom is a 1996 Lawrence High School graduate. He graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. In 2005, he earned a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Portland. He is a fifth-grade teacher at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. The couple plan a July 14, 2006, wedding in Portland, Ore.

Wedding

Weigel

Jennifer Lovett and Justin Weigel were married Sept. 17, 2005, in Lawrence with Mike Malone officiating. The bride is the daughter of George and Terri Lovett, Salina. The groom is the son of Francis and Donna Weigel, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kieley Lindblom. Matron of honor was Mikayla Swart. Bridesmaid was Elizabeth Woodliff. Best man was Jeremy Bowman. Groomsmen were Mike Walters, Sam Mellinger, Nate Rahmeier and Matt Tait. The bride is a graduate of Salina South High School and Washburn University. She is a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. He attends Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. The couple reside in Chicago.

Wedding

Walker

Kristina Mitchell and Scott Walker were married Oct. 7, 2005, at Danforth Chapel on Kansas University's campus in Lawrence with Vicki Penner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Nancy Mitchell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Arch and Catherine Walker, Bartlesville, Okla. Matron of honor was Sarah Sypher. Best man was Jake Strickbine. A reception was given at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. The bride is a Lawrence High School graduate. She is the director of education at the Spencer Museum of Art at KU. The groom is a Bartlesville High School graduate. He works at Community Living Opportunities. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Fike

B.J. Hickert and Cheryl Hickert, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Hickert, Lawrence, to Tyler Fike, Lawrence, son of Joe and Janet Fike, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Baker University in May 2005. She is an admissions and financial aid counselor at the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. He plans to graduate in December from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture. The couple plan a June 2, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Forman

Mindee Clem, Boise, Idaho, and Graham Forman, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Laune Clem, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and M. Lynn Clem, Boise, Idaho. She is a graduate of Capital High School, Boise, Idaho, and Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash. She is a second assistant director with the Director's Guild of America. The future groom is the son of G. Lawrence Forman, Rockford, Ill., and Elaine Allen Forman, Lawrence, and the grandson of BJ Allen and Ruth and George Forman, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of Chicago. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is vice president of sales for yearmovie Inc. in Lenexa. The couple plan an Aug. 12, 2006, wedding at Unity Church in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Hobson

Tom and Joyce Hobson, Baldwin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for friends and family from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at The Lodge in Baldwin. Tom Hobson and Joyce Longstreth were married Nov. 27, 1955, at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Hosts of the reception will be their children, John and Kim Heckathorne, and Greg and Kelly Schwartz. They have five grandchildren. The couple request no gifts. Cards may be sent to: P.O. Box 177, Baldwin, KS 66006.

Anniversary

Hughes

John and Neva Hughes, Alamo, Texas, formerly of Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Alamo Palms Resort in Alamo, Texas. They were married Nov. 19, 1945. John retired from the Farmers Co-op, and Neva retired from Lawrence Public Schools. They lived in Lawrence for 55 years before moving to Alamo this year. Their children are John Hughes Jr., Lawrence; Tom and Annette Hughes, Lawrence; and Tarry and Bette Freeman, Alamo, Texas. They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at: 1341 W. Bus. Hwy. 83, 595 Monterrey, Alamo, Texas 78416.

Engagement

Bateman

Kevin and Mary Jo Pyle, Halstead, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kyly Pyle, Shawnee, to Timothy Bateman, Merriam, son of Jim and Susan Bateman, Lawrence, and Jane Bateman, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Halstead High School. She received bachelor's degrees in business administration and accounting and a master's degree in accounting and information systems from Kansas University. She works in the finance department of Payless ShoeSource Inc. in Topeka. The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received bachelor's degrees in business administration and accounting and a master's degree in accounting and information systems from KU. He works in the accounting department of RD Johnson Excavating in Lawrence. The couple plan an April 22, 2006, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bruce

Milton and Joan Bland, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Bland, Bethel, Alaska, to Ben Bruce, Bethel, Alaska, son of Carol Bruce, Wilkes Barre, Pa. The bride-to-be is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Principia College in 1998 from Elsah, Ill. She teaches fourth grade in Bethel, Alaska. The future groom is a former sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corp. He served with the 2nd Force Recon. He has taught preschool in Bethel, Alaska. He is a dog musher and trapper. The couple plan a Jan. 20, 2006, wedding in Bethel, Alaska, and a May 28, 2006, wedding in Eudora.

Engagement

Baker

Charles and Patricia Protasio, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Quinn, to Alex Baker, son of Wayne and Belinda Baker, Orange Park, Fla. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Clay High School, Orange Park, Fla.. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of North Florida in 2005. She is employed by Bland & Associates in Jacksonville, Fla. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Clay High School, Orange Park, Fla. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the University of North Florida in 2005. He is employed by the Florida Institute of Education in Jacksonville, Fla. The couple plan an April 24, 2006, wedding in Baldwin.

Engagement

Breshears

Jessica Babcock and Billy Breshears, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and John Esau, Lawrence, and Don and Sherry Babcock, Cape Girardeau, Mo. She is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. She plans to graduate in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kansas University. She is a staff accountant at The McFadden Group LLC in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Bill Breshears and Sandra Breshears, both of Lawrence. He is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, where he played baseball. He is self-employed as a finish carpenter in Lawrence. The couple plan a May 2006 wedding in Mexico. Hosts will be the couple's parents and Stan Hazlett, Lawrence. A reception will follow in Lawrence.

Engagement

Hart

John and Kathy Rathbun, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Rathbun, Holton, to Josh Hart, Lawrence, son of Jim Hart, Baldwin, and Robyn Westler, South Bend, Ind. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas University in 2004. She teaches seventh-grade English at Holton Middle School in Holton. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Baldwin High School. He received a Bachelor of General Studies degree in creative writing in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 2004 from KU. He teaches creative writing and junior English at Tonganoxie High School. The couple plan a July 22, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Harmon

Rachel Wells and Gunar Harmon were married July 2, 2005, in Danforth Chapel on Kansas University's campus in Lawrence with the Rev. Canon Jonathon Jensen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert Wells and Pam Bryan, both of Garden City. The groom is the son of Herbert Harmon, Silver City, N.M., and Mittie Beth Decter, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Maids of honor were Melissa Nowak and Suzanne Maestas. Best men were Sven Toothman and Brandon Porter. Ushers were Ryan Bird and Jake Sprenkle. Flower girl was Haley Sprenkle. Reader was Michelle Huslig Lowrance. Cordelia Brown and Larry Carter were musicians. A reception was given at Teller's in downtown Lawrence. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Holcomb High School. She graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics in May 1999. She is employed at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The groom is a 1986 graduate of Kaiserslautern American High School, Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is employed as the head soccer coach at Bishop Seabury Academy and as an office coordinator for Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Hurd

Janel Failer and Ronald Hurd were married Nov. 12, 2005, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Perry with the Rev. George Seuferling officiating. The bride is the daughter of James Failer, Silver Lake, and Brenda Robb, Rossville. The groom is the son of Roy and Ann Hurd, Perry. Matron of honor was Heather Holmes. Best man was Michael Hurd. Flower girl was Clara Mowder. Guest book attendants were Gregory Gast and Allison Mowder. Musician was Tammy Gabriel. Videographer was Tamara Young. Steve Rose was photographer. A reception was given at the Perry American Legion. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Perry Lecompton High School. She is customer service representative for Amarr Garage Doors in Lawrence. The groom is a 1988 graduate of Perry Lecompton High School. He farms for a family-owned farm. The couple reside in Perry.

Anniversary

Metsker

John and Bettie-Lou Metsker, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house and reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wingert's Barn, 693 E. 1250 Road in Lawrence. John Phillip Metsker and Bettie-Lou Grant were married Nov. 18, 1945, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. They lived their married life south of Lone Star on the family farm. He is a retired refrigeration engineer and worked for Sunflower Army Ammunition plant and Truman Medical Center. She retired as secretary to the purchasing agent at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Reception hosts will be their children: Andy and Deb Metsker, Leavenworth; Phillip Metsker, Lawrence; Margaret and Kermit Kalb, Wellsville; David and LuAnn Metsker, Lawrence; and Merry and Brad Wilde, Overbrook. A daughter, Barbara, died earlier. They have 13 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They request no gifts.

Engagement

Thompson

Linda and Mark Randel, Lawrence, and David Schwarzer, Lakin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Eva Schwarzer, Lawrence, to Jason Thompson, Lawrence, son of Frank Hoffman, Hutchinson, and Raelene and Greg Brewer, Hutchinson. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 from Kansas University. She is an auditor for the State of Kansas. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Hutchinson High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 and a juris doctorate in 2004 from KU. He is a research lawyer for Johnson County District Court. The couple plan an April 30, 2006, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

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