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Couples announcements for August 2006

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Roesler

Lindsay Putnam and Chad Roesler were married May 13, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with Barb Clinger officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Lisa Putnam, Oakland, Iowa. The groom is the son of Steve Roesler and Sheila Roesler, both of Junction City. Maids of honor were Jennifer Robinson and Sara Turner. Best man was Joseph Ziegler. Bridesmaids were Paige Kraus, Emily Fish, Meredith Carr, Kristin Burns and Leslie Putnam. Groomsmen were Mike Kraus, Jimmie Kirkland, Doug Smit, Darrin Wegner and Tom Roesler. Honorary groomsman was the late Bradley Heyka. Flower girls were Peyton Wegner and Dylan Ziegler. Candle lighters were Summer Smith and Jennifer Wolff. Ushers were Zachary Putnam and Tyler Putnam. Reader was Charlotte Holden. Guest book attendant was Rebecca Busse. A reception was given at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Riverside High School in Oakland, Iowa, and a 2001 graduate of Kansas University. She is an executive recruiter at The Chase Group in Overland Park. The groom is a 1991 graduate of Junction City High School and a 1995 graduate of KU. He is senior vice president at Independent Brokerage in Topeka. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Whitney and Richter

Ron and Sheryl Richter, Green, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Renee Richter, Lawrence, to Justin Wayne Whitney, Lawrence, son of Wayne and Judy Whitney, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Blue Valley-Randolph High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Kansas University. She is a labor and delivery nurse at KU Hospital. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and accounting from KU. He plans to graduate from Washburn University Law School in 2007. He works part-time as a flight instructor. The couple plan an Aug. 12, 2006, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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Bulmer

Erica Andreanne Quinlan and Brandon Kyle Bulmer were married June 18, 2006, at Beaches Sandy Bay, Negril, Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Sandra Quinlan, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Greg Bulmer, Ottawa, and Robin Johnson, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Mackenzie Quinlan. Best man was Loren Baldwin. Bridesmaids were Robi Murray, Payton Bulmer and Amanda Simon. Groomsmen were Greg Murray, Ricky Bulmer and Justin Zirkle. Flower girl was Molly Murray. Ring bearer was Colby Murray. Ushers were Colton Johnson, Jake Johnson and Blake Murray. Photographer was Renate Rea. A reception was given July 1 at Steve's Place in Lawrence. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from Kansas University in 2002. She is a 2005 graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. She is employed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Ottawa High School and a 2002 graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. He is employed with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Kraus and Elliott

Richard and Jeanette Elliott, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Elizabeth Elliott, to Joshua Kraus, son of Paul and Debra Kraus, Hays. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and Kansas University, where she majored in interior design. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in Hays and a 2005 graduate of KU, where he majored in history and minored in geography. He is an ensign in the U.S. Navy and attends flight school at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla. The couple plan an Oct. 7, 2006, wedding at Williamstown Assembly of God Church in Perry.

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Reynolds

Jill Kettler, Olathe, and Kyle Reynolds, Lawrence, were married Jan. 21, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Mark Klawonn officiating. The bride is the daughter of Hubert and Sarah Kettler, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dan and Georgia Reynolds, Abilene. Grandparents of the bride are John and Betty Clayton and Lourena Kettler. Grandmother of the groom is Audeen Reynolds. Matron of honor was Lara Sursa. Maid of honor was Ande Hoy. Bridesmaids were Lesley Darnall and Emily Reynolds. Best men were Justin and Thad Reynolds. Groomsmen were Dave Duer and Ryan Wedel. Flower girls were Kylie and Sarah Hutfles. Ring bearer was Layton Reynolds. Readers were Mindee Reynolds and Tyler Darnall. Ushers were Neil Edson, Dustin Hildebrand, Daniel Regan, Ron Sursa and Michael Armstrong. Stacie Ballentine attended the guest book. Music was provided by Kelly Ewy, Jon Kettler, Jeff Emert and Theresa Davenport. A reception was given at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence. The couple took a honeymoon trip to the Bahamas. The bride is a Tonganoxie High School graduate and earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from Kansas State University. She works in marketing at the Sunflower Group in Overland Park. The groom is an Abilene High School graduate and received a bachelor's degree in finance from Bethany College. He is employed by FC Stone at the Kansas City Board of Trade. The couple reside in Olathe.

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Lind and Gisel

Krystal Ann Gisel and Steven Tyler Lind were married July 8, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with Tom Brady officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Dee Gisel, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Loren Lind, Whiting, and Teresa Lind-White, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Mohr. Best man was Brandon Lind. Bridesmaid was Alexis Hamilton. Groomsman was Anthony Vega. Flower girl was Lili Ramerez. Guest book attendant was Lindsey White. Programs were distributed by Fay Sergent. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She is employed by Dr. Brown D.D.S. M.S. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2005 WyoTech graduate. He is employed by Jack Ellena Honda. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Vannicola and Beth

Nicole Beth Miller and Jason Vincent Vannicola were married June 10, 2006, at First Christian Church in Lawrence with Ben Glover officiating. The bride is the daughter of Fred and Diane Miller, Morrowville. The groom is the son of Vince and Deb Vannicola, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Mindy Mitchell. Best man was Dave Howard. Bridesmaids were April Hayman, Lindsay Vannicola and Tiffany Regnier. Groomsmen were Daniel Vannicola, Nate Miller and Joseph Vannicola. Flower girl was Kayenta Frye. Ring bearer was Bryce Miller. A reception was given at Eagles Lodge. The couple reside in Eudora.

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van de Liefvoort and Hallagin

Appie and Els van de Liefvoort, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Matthias Kolijn van de Liefvoort, Lawrence, to Kelsey Lane Hallagin, Burlington, Colo., daughter of Greg and Ginny Hallagin, Burlington, Colo. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Burlington High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from Kansas University, where she received a master's degree in accounting and information systems in December 2005. She is employed by Grant Thornton, a public accounting firm in Kansas City, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Blanche Hallagin, Goodland, and Marilyn White, El Dorado. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomechanical engineering in December 2005 from KU. He is the grandson of Maria and Jacob Jan Haagsma, Amstelveen, Netherlands, and Christina van de Liefvoort, Arnhem, Netherlands. The couple haven't set a wedding date.

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Patterson and Wolford

Sherry Wolford, Perry, and Gary Wolford, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Dawn Wolford, Pleasanton, to Jason Allen Patterson, Pleasanton, son of Dean and Sherri Patterson, Pleasanton. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is pursuing an associate's degree in criminal justice at the University of Phoenix. The future groom attended Baldwin High School. He works for Ash Grove Aggregates. The couple plan an Aug. 13, 2006, wedding in Perry.

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Wilson

Dick and Joan Wilson, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary from July 16-22 with their children in the Rocky Mountains. Richard H. "Dick" Wilson and P. Joan Fink were married July 5, 1956, in Quinter. Their children are Rick and Leslie Wilson, Indianapolis; Steven and Michelle Wilson, Overland Park; and Rolf and Patricia Geyling, Tujunga, Calif. They have 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Dick and Joan retired and moved to Lawrence in 1992.

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Larson

E. L. "Bud" and Gwen Larson, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at their home. They were married Aug. 7, 1946, in Abilene. They moved to Lawrence on their 57th anniversary from Wichita, where they had resided for 33 years. Bud retired in 1985 from Kansas Gas & Electric Co. after 34 years. Gwen retired in 1985 from St. Francis Hospital, where she worked as a physical therapy assistant. Their son, Warren "Mike" Larson, and his wife, Georgia, of Las Cruces, N.M., visited earlier to celebrate the occasion. Their daughter, Jill Bradney, and her husband, Ed, Lawrence, will celebrate with them on Sunday. They also have five grandchildren.

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Hadley

John and Faye Hadley, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Friday at their home. Faye Hulce and John Hadley were married Aug. 11, 1946, at the bride's mother's home in Lawrence. John retired in 1990 from Kansas Public Service. Faye retired in 1992 from Douglas County Senior Center. Their children are John Jr. and Glenda Hadley, Glenrock, Wyo., and Ed Hadley, Overland Park. They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Their children request a card shower for their parents. Cards may be sent to 2067 E. 1500 Road, Lawrence 66044.

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Konkel

Natalie Schmidt and Jeff Konkel were married June 3, 2006, at the Osborne Chapel on Baker University's campus in Baldwin with Torrez Dawson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Marilyn Schmidt, Lawrence, and Jim Schmidt, Hendersonville, Tenn. The groom is the son of Jim and Mary Ellen Konkel, Harper. Matron of honor was Nicole Berry. Best man was Greg Ingram. Bride's attendants were Nathan Schmidt, Mary Douglas, Raegan Copp and Tonya Mater. Groom's attendants were Thaisa Thomas, Devin Konkel, Mark McCann and Ricardo Ruiz. Flower girl was Lily Berry. Ring bearer was Zach Konkel. Ushers were Daniel Berry and Kris Williams. Guest book attendants were Abby and Thomas Schuh. Bride's helpers were Caitlin, Cassidy, Abby and Madison Konkel. A reception was given at Pachamama's restaurant in west Lawrence. The bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in middle secondary education in 2000 from Kansas University, where she earned a master's degree in school counseling in 2005. She is a guidance counselor at Baldwin High School. The groom is a 1991 graduate of Chapparal High School. He attended Fort Hays State University and KU. He is a site acquisition consultant at SSC Inc. in Overland Park. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Nordlund

Dave and Dottie Nordlund, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at First Baptist Church in Lawrence. They were married Aug. 18, 1956, in Elmhurst, Ill. They moved to Lawrence in 1970 when Dave accepted a job at the Computer Center at Kansas University. He retired from the center in July 1998. Dottie retired from the Kansas Union catering department in August 1999. Hosts of the reception will be their children, Don and Suzie Nordlund, Debbie and Bill Detter, and Dava and Travis Cooper. Dave and Dottie have three children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Hird

Susana Hemingway and Randy Hird were married July 1, 2006, at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis with the Rev. Pat Vollertson officiating. The groom is the son of Louann Burke, Wichita, and the late Dr. Wayne Hird. Maid of honor was Katrina Darnell. Best man was Michael Brenton. Ushers were Joshua Salih and Zachary Salih, sons of the bride. Soloist was Juliet Salih, daughter of the bride. A reception was given at Grace United Church of Christ in St. Louis. The bride is a graduate of Cleveland High School in St. Louis. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biological chemistry and communication science from Fontbonne University, St. Louis. She is a personal trainer for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. The groom is a Lawrence High School graduate. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in management of human resources from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe. He is a safety engineer for U.S. Steel Granite City Works. The couple reside in St. Louis.

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Hardesty

Lora Whitney Wedd and Scott Hardesty were married Dec. 30, 2005, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Marcus McFaul officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dirk and Gwen Wedd, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bud and Susan Hardesty, Goddard. Maids of honor were Amanda Grant and Jamie Morningstar. Best man was Bryan Hardesty. Bridesmaids were Erin Anderson, Amanda Leland, Molly LaMere, Michele Huerter, Erica Jones and Katie Kelly. Groomsmen were Brooks Welner, Jason Henry, Shane Wedd, Dan Darrah, Bernie Pedersoli, Joe Thornburg and Greg Totzke. Junior bridesmaids were Holly Hummel and Abi Hummel. Flower girl was Emma Kate Stillman. Ring bearers were Brandon Hardesty and Trent Hardesty. Candle lighters were Lizzy Harwood and Kristen Reynolds. Readers were Lizzy Harwood and Barb Wells. Guest book attendant was Lynsey Wedd. Ushers were Eric Thompson, JD Wells, AR Wells, Darrin Wegner and Manny Carmona. Vocalist was Sarah Buxton. Kristie Bowen was wedding coordinator. A reception was given at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 2003 from Kansas University. She is employed with Olathe public schools. She teaches fifth grade at Arbor Creek Elementary School. The groom is a 1992 graduate of Goddard High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 1998 from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is employed with Water One of Johnson County. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Stultz

Chelsey Mathes and Kevin Stultz were married June 10, 2006, at Jones' Family Chapel in Lawrence with Roger Warren officiating. The bride is the daughter of Cary and Kathy Mathes, Topeka, and Teresa Jedinak and Will Guild, Austin, Texas. The groom is the son of Howard and Regina Stultz, Baldwin. Maid of honor was Apryl Mathes. Best man was Brian Stultz. Bridesmaids were Michele Burgess, Melissa Long and Audra Steen. Groomsmen were Heath Burgess, John Gallagher, Sam Warren and Andrew Wedemeyer. Ushers were Ryan Lemker, Brett Lemker, Nick Guild and Josh Guild. Personal attendants were Courtney Ruder and Melissa Stultz. Reader was Scott Ruder. Guest book attendants were Carrie Petruncola and Alex Petruncola. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a 1994 graduate of Washburn Rural High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Emporia State University in 1998 and a master's degree in counseling psychology in 2004 from Kansas University. She is a guidance counselor at Oak Hill Elementary School in Overland Park. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Baldwin High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1999 from Emporia State University. He works for Howard Stultz Construction in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Reznicek

Lindsey Hoch and Sam Reznicek were married April 21, 2006, at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings, Neb., with the Rev. Larry Gyhra officiating. The bride is the daughter of Martin and Judy Hoch, Hastings, Neb. The groom is the son of Tom and Janet Reznicek, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Michaela Mickey. Best man was Levi Reznicek. Bridesmaids were Jenna Heilman, Laura Propp and Kate Riddle. Groomsmen were Jeff Hoch, Eric Waters and Matt Noonan. Flower girl was Willa Knight. Ring bearer was Miles Knight. A reception was given at Lochland Country Club in Hastings, Neb. The bride is a graduate of St. Cecilia High School in Hastings. She is a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University. She is employed at ERA Landmark Real Estate in Big Sky, Mont. The groom is a graduate of Baldwin High School. He is a 2005 graduate of K-State. He is assistant golf course superintendent at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Mont. The couple reside in Big Sky, Mont.

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Ratliff

Allisande Miller and William Ratliff were married June 22, 2006, in the Terrazza Garden at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with the Rev. Brian Ross officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Penny Milller, Las Vegas. The groom is the son of Thomas and Linda Ratliff, Lawrence. He is the grandson of Atha Jones, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Tracy Jackson. Honorary best man was Jim Ratliff. Best man was Nick Miller. A wedding dinner was given at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant. The bride earned a degree in psychology from Kansas University. She is pursuing a career as a physician's assistant. The groom graduated from Johnson County Community College with an associate's degree in the Emergency Medical Services program. He is a paramedic at Bonner Springs and teaches in the EMS program at JCCC. The couple reside in Spring Hill.

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Flory and Bowlin

Yvette and Gary Prager, Lawrence, and Tim Bowlin, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Justine Bowlin, Lawrence, to Jason Flory, Lawrence, son of the late John Flory and Sheila Knaub Flory. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2006. She is a pediatric and neonatal intensive care nurse at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of LHS. He is studying business and accounting at Washburn University. He is employed with Central National Bank in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2006, wedding at the rural Lawrence home of the bride's grandparents.

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Allen and Bell

Bill and Diane Bell, Lawrence, and Virgil and Ellen Allen, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their children, Katie Bell, Lawrence, and Wade Allen, Baldwin. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology in 2006 from Kansas University. She is completing an internship for hospital administration at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital in Gardner. Katie is the granddaughter of Myron and Mary Feuerborn, Linwood, and Dorothy Bell, Lawrence. The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in education in 2002 from Emporia State University. He is employed by Kirk Welding Supply. The couple plan a fall wedding at Mildale Farm in Edgerton.

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Reetz

Alvin and Wilma Reetz, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were married Aug. 18, 1946, at the Methodist church in Leavenworth. They have spent their married life in the Lawrence area. Alvin retired from Farmland Industries of Kansas City in 1987. Wilma has worked at various businesses as a secretary and receptionist. Their children are Cheryl Klug, Charla Tunget, Debby Wedel and Bill Reetz, all of the Lawrence area. They have nine grandsons and five great-grandchildren. The children request a card shower to help their parents celebrate. Cards may be sent to 23969 Golden Road, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Anderson

Jack and Ella Anderson, rural McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at North Lawrence Christian Church, 647 Elm St. Friends and family are invited. Jack Anderson and Ella Smith were married Sept. 2, 1956, in Lawrence. Jack and Ella are Liberty Memorial High School graduates. Until retirement, Jack worked as a carpenter for Local 2279 and 1445. Ella was a secretary at Kansas University and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Hosts of the reception will be their children Marcie Anderson-Cox, Westminster, Colo., and Clay Anderson, Maui, Hawaii. They have two grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Potter and Sue Hartford

Randall and Myrna Hartford, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Sue Hartford, Lawrence, to Jonathon Christopher Potter, Lawrence, son of Dirk and Eva Potter, Little Rock, Ark. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. She is employed as a certified nurse's assistant at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. He is on active duty in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. The couple plan an Aug. 26, 2006, wedding in Oahu, Hawaii.

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Treat

The Rev. Jimmie and Marcia Treat, Baldwin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at The BullFrog Grill in Tonganoxie. Friends and family are invited. They were married Aug. 25, 1956, at First Baptist Church in Russell. Jimmie was a pastor at churches in Philadelphia; Anadarko, Okla.; Horton and Hays; Rapid City, S.D.; and Murphysboro, Ill., before retiring to Baldwin in 1994. Since retirement, he has served as interim pastor for nine churches and is serving Tauy Baptist Church in Franklin County. Marcia is an educator and taught in South Dakota, Illinois and Kansas before retiring in 2001. Their children are James Treat, Urbana, Ill.; John and Mirela, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Julia Stiefel, Lake Ariel, Pa.; and Jeremy and Debbie, Tonganoxie. They have two grandsons. The couple request no gifts.

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Bahnmaier

Marie and Earl Bahnmaier, Lecompton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Lawrence Holidome. Friends and family are invited. Earl Bahnmaier and Marie Harwood were married Aug. 26, 1956, in the home of Marie's parents, Frank and Helen Harwood, McLouth. Marie graduated from McLouth High School and attended Clark's Business School in Topeka. She has been a homemaker and volunteer. She also has worked part-time. Earl graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and attended Kansas University. He was an engineer in the oil industry for 24 years and was employed by the Kansas Geological Survey for two years. Marie and Earl are finishing their careers on the farm in Lecompton. Their children are William and Terry Bahnmaier, Lenexa, and Becky Bahnmaier, Perry, and the late Don Bahnmaier. They also have four grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Miller

Anne Dennehy and Ken Miller were married June 17, 2006, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Darrel Proffitt officiating. The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Mary Dennehy, Tulsa, Okla. The groom is the son of Ken Miller, Huntington Station, N.Y., and the late Marie Miller. Matrons of honor were Susan Conrad and Sara Delgado. Best man was Ken Miller. Bridesmaid was Michelle Miller. Junior bridesmaid was Emily Conrad. Groomsmen were Luke Dennehy and Andy Canning. Ring bearer was Grace Miller. Flower girl was Katie Conrad. Ushers were Jorge Delgado and Kyle Conrad. A reception was given at Maceli's in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Okla. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas University and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Rockhurst University. She is employed as a registered nurse and case manager at Kansas City Hospice. The groom is a graduate of Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station, N.Y. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master's degree in communications from the University of Washington. He is a project liaison for the city of Lansing. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Dobbins

Sarah Carlson and Jay Dobbins were married Sept. 17, 2005, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Michael Mulvaney officiating. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Michele Carlson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John and Carol Dobbins, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jaime Carlson. Best man was Eric Dobbins. Bridesmaids were Tatiana Craig, Meghan Ewing, Melissa Goodman and Melissa Pepper. Groomsmen were Ryan Bailey, Britt Bieri, Scott Breithaupt and Lenny Lee. Ushers were Eric Carlson, John Gravino, Jason Gyles and Ben Sosinski. Lectors were Sherri Millsap and Erin Pater. Flower girl was Kennedy Hamilton. Guest book attendants were Malia Carlson and Kelley Hamilton. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride and groom are graduates of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. Sarah is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker. Jay is a snowboard instructor at the Big Mountain Ski Resort and an independent contractor for an environmental company. The couple reside in Whitefish, Mont.

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Worley

Kellie Denise Stebbins and Jason Michael Worley were married May 20, 2006, at Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Gayla Rapp officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Kathryn Stebbins, Overbrook. The groom is the son of Michael and Kathie Worley, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Holly Stebbins. Best man was Justin Stebbins. Bridesmaids were Jessi Wagner, Brenna Stebbins and Candace Stebbins. Groomsmen were Andrew Worley, Matt Palmateer and Brad Labonte. Flower girl was Laudie Kate Worley. Ring bearer was Tucker Worley. Candle lighter was Sarah Weisner. Usher was Eric Lind. Guest book attendants were Lisa Boyle and Tiffany Fabrize. A reception was given in the Regency Ballroom at the Lawrence Holidome. The bride attended Lawrence High School and received her general educational development degree in December 1999. She received an associate's degree in 2003 from Allen County Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in social science in 2005 from Emporia State University. She works for the Perry-Lecompton and Lawrence school districts. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. He works for Hamm Cos. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Lawrence

Leah and James Lawrence, Perry, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 7 p.m. to midnight Aug. 26 at American Legion Post 142 in Perry. Friends and family are invited to the event. Leah Watson and James Lawrence were married Aug. 26, 1956, in Rock Creek. Leah graduated from Valley Falls High School. James graduated from Perry High School. Both retired from the Perry-Lecompton School District. Their children are Jerry Lawrence, Grantville; Lesa Cyr, Topeka; Gary Lawrence, Perry; Eric Lawrence, Perry; and Lorna Schweda, Perry. They have 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Hall and Starcher

Jim and Cathy Starcher, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lynn Starcher, to Shane E. Hall, son of Tom and Julie Hall, Oskaloosa. The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She is employed by UPS-Expedite as a lead agent of Internet accounts. She is the granddaughter of Mary Starcher, Tonganoxie. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. He is employed by Cosentino's Enterprize Inc. as an assistant meat market manager. He is the grandson of Donald and Jenni Daughtery, Oskaloosa. The couple plan a Sept. 30 wedding at their family home.

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Prichard

Keri Walthall and Jeremy Prichard were married June 17, 2006, in Lawrence with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jeanne Ann Walthall, Odessa, Texas, and Ray Walthall, Katy, Texas. The groom is the son of Alesia Prichard and Larry Prichard, both of Wichita. Maid of honor was Kristi Walthall. Best man was Adam Prichard. Bridesmaids were Virginia Gillespy and Betty Martinez. Groomsmen were Jason Brizuela and Kyle Berens. Readers were Paul Wagner and John Carroll. Brady Matthews was ring bearer. Brooklyn Matthews was flower girl. Natalie Kitchell was honorary flower girl. Ushers were John Carroll, Fred Kitchell and Mitchell Wagner. Hostesses were Margaret Sayger, Jolyn Sena, Katherine Wagner and Ariane Kitchell. A reception was given at the Kansas Union ballroom. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2003 from Baylor University and an educational specialist in school psychology from Kansas University in 2005. She is a school psychologist in the Lawrence school district. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Wichita South High School. He was on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1998 to 2002 and in the Army Reserves from 2002 to 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 2006 from KU. He is a graduate student in history at KU. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Harris and Johnson

Tasha Johnson and Correy Harris, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of James and Linda Sanders, Tonganoxie, and Billy and Debby Johnson, Kansas City, Kan. She is a 2000 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and graduated in 2004 from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. The future groom is the son of Willie and Brenda Harris, Kansas City, Kan. He is a 1997 graduate of Schlagle High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas University. The couple plan a Sept. 9, 2006, wedding at Trinity Methodist Church in Kansas City, Kan.

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Slater and Schmisseur

Dona and Tim Larson, Baldwin, and Jim and Dianne Slater, Phoenix, announce the engagement of their son, Jeff Slater, Merriam, to Jennifer Schmisseur, Merriam, daughter of Bob and Donna Schmisseur, Pratt. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Pratt High School. She earned a master's degree in accounting in 2005 from Kansas University. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is a 2003 graduate of Johnson County Community College's Culinary School. The couple plan a Sept. 9, 2006, wedding in Overland Park.

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Condley

Lois and Leon Condley, Topeka, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in August. Lois Hildenbrand and Leon Condley were married Sept. 9, 1956, in Stull. Lois grew up in the Stull area. She is a retired hairdresser, and Leon is a retired firefighter. Their children are Julia and David Strobel, Topeka, and Roy Condley, Topeka. They also have two grandchildren. Cards may be sent to them at 1934 S.W. Burnett Road, Topeka 66604.

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Whitman and Brown

Megan Brown and Scott Whitman were married June 10, 2006, at Worden United Methodist Church in Baldwin with the Rev. Dale Lewis officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Twilla Brown, Baldwin. The groom is the son of the late Larry Whitman. His foster parents are Jim and Pam Caughron, Gardnerville, Nev. Maid of honor was Delta George. Best man was Jason Caughron. Bridesmaids were JoLynn Barnhill and Katy Taul. Groomsmen were Phil Wyrick and John Brown. Flower girl was Lydia Brown. Ring bearer was Alex Brown. Candle lighters were Bailey Brown and Paris Nottingham. Ushers were Grant Catloth and Michael Giarraputo. Personal attendant was Sally Jennings. Guest book and program attendants were Kelli Harris and Nicole Harris. Brandie Disberger and Nicole Harris were cake cutters. Reader was Laura Torneden. Vocalist was Kalie Harris, and Angie Bacon was pianist. Reception hostesses were Sherri Brown, Cheryl Suitt and Penny Harrell. A reception was given at Wingert's Barn in Lawrence. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in animal science from Kansas State University in 2002. She is employed at Garmin. The groom is a graduate of Douglas County High School in Nevada. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is employed at Brown Cargo Van. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Locke

Carl and Sammie Locke, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children. They were married Aug. 25, 1956, in the Robert Carr Chapel on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. They have resided in Lawrence since 1986, when Carl became dean of engineering at Kansas University. He was dean until fall 2002 and then taught in the chemical and petroleum engineering department at KU until he retired in May 2005. Sammie was an elementary school teacher for 12 years. She worked in Newcastle, Okla.; Norman, Okla.; and Lawrence. Their children are Stephen and Kathryn Locke, Junction City, and Carlene and Russell Rupp, Perry, Okla. They also have 10 grandchildren.

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Anderson

Selene Coffin and Jason Anderson were married June 17, 2006, at Clinton Lake. The bride is the daughter of Ronald Coffin, Valley Falls, and Brenda Ezell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kenny and Joyce Anderson, Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Stites

Heidi Dawn Hoover and Mark Anthony Stites were married March 4, 2006, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence with the Rev. Jason Hailey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kelly and Melinda Hoover, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Cynthia Parsons, Lawrence, and Dorothy Hoover, Herington. The groom is the son of Ed and Judy Stites, Edwardsville. Maid of honor was Jamilee Hoover. Dalton and Grady Stites were best men. Cynthia Parsons was flower girl. Jacob Hoover was ring bearer. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She is employed at OrthoKC. The groom is a 1990 graduate of Bonner Springs High School and a 2003 graduate of a police academy. He is a police officer in Bonner Springs. The couple reside in Kansas City, Kan.

Anniversary

Larison

Duane and Barbara Larison, McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday with a family dinner. They were married Sept. 1, 1956, in Winchester. Duane has worked as a carpenter all his life. Barbara has been a homemaker who for the past 10 years has worked at Village Floral in Tonganoxie. Their children are Cindy Larison, Tonganoxie; Sandra Rodgers, McLouth; Brenda Bullington, Yuma, Ariz.; and Leonard Larison, Tonganoxie. They also have 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The couple's children request a card shower to help the Larisons celebrate their anniversary. Cards may be sent to 118 E. Second St., Tonganoxie 66086.

Anniversary

Brown

Ralph and JoAnn Brown, rural Linwood, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with a luncheon given by their children, Tim and Tami Brown, Plainfield, Ind., and Julie and Leon Hendrix, Olive Branch, Miss., and four grandchildren. Ralph is retired from Lone Star Cement and JoAnn is employed by Village Floral in Tonganoxie. They are active members of Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, where they were married Aug. 26, 1956.

Anniversary

Knudsen

Dennis and Dorothy Knudsen, Oskaloosa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday. Dennis Knudsen and Dorothy Hannah were married Aug. 31, 1956, at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ira Nicklin officiating. Their children are Darla Smith, McLouth, and Darren Knudsen, Oskaloosa. They also have four granddaughters. Dennis retired in 1997 after being a truck driver for 36 years. Dorothy retired from the Lawrence Westar Energy Center in 1995 after 26 years of service.

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