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Couples announcements for January 2006

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Engagement

Yingling and Hunt

Brad Hunt, Lawrence, and Janice Stumpff, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Hunt, Lawrence, to Brent Yingling, Lawrence, son of Jim and Gayla Yingling, Gladstone, Mo. The bride-to-be is a Eudora High School graduate. She received an associate of arts degree and paralegal certificate from Johnson County Community College. She works for the Oncology Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is a Winfield High School graduate. He is employed with Integrity Building Group Inc. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

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Krzanowsky and Lawrence

David and Linda Lawrence and Paul and Sheryl Krzanowsky announce the engagement of their children, Dyana Lawrence and Andy Krzanowsky, all of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a junior at Kansas University where she is pursuing a degree in psychology. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. He is stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. The couple plan a June 2007 wedding in Lawrence.

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Montney and Young

Gordon and Carolyn Montney, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Grant Montney, Overland Park, to Martina Young, Overland Park, daughter of Paul and Merrilee Young, Anna, Ill. The bride-to-be graduated in 1993 from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in Anna, Ill. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1998, and a master's degree in industrial /organizational psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She is a consultant for Management Science Associates/Clark Consulting in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth and a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2005. He works for the Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas City and also is a sergeant in the Army Reserves in the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion from Belton, Mo. The couple plan a Feb. 17, 2006, wedding at Californos in Kansas City, Mo.

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Flanner

Kelli Norwood and Lowell Flanner were married Sept. 24, 2005, in Lecompton with the Revs. Don Flanner and Dan Michaux officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Connee Norwood, Lecompton, and John and Candy Valencia, Leavenworth. The groom is the son of Don and Joy Flanner, Columbus. Matron of honor was Nora McIntire. Best man was Ben Rhoden. Bridesmaids were Gina Quinlan, Courtney Peterson and Jennifer Flanner. Groomsmen were Bryan Cardwell, Kory Allsop and Seth Zuern. Ring bearers were Kade Traffas and Chandler Peterson. Flower girl was Jadin Bagwell. Candle lighters were Catherine Henne and Michaela Henne. Ushers were Mike Magers and Matt Sugar. Personal attendant was Amber Getz. Guest book attendant was Penny Robson. A reception was given at Eagles Lodge in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. She is employed by DCCCA. The groom is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baker University. He is employed by Coca-Cola. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Brann

John W. and Ruby Brann, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. John Brann and Ruby Gwillim were married Jan. 12, 1946, in Wichita. Their children are Barbara Michal, Lookout Mountain, Ga.; John Brann, Olathe; and Patty Grewing, Tecumseh. They also have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family is having a card shower for the couple. Cards may be sent to them at 4003 Parkway Circle, Lawrence 66047-2001.

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LaRosh and Wenger

Michael Wenger and Jacky Tidwell, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Wenger, Lawrence, to Matthew LaRosh, Overland Park, son of Dr. Michael and Dee LaRosh, Overland Park. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel and restaurant management and a minor in business administration in December from Kansas State University. The future groom graduated in 2002 from Shawnee Mission South High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-medicine and biology from K-State. He plans to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis in May. The couple plan a Feb. 24, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Miller and Dubois

Martin and Twyla Dubois, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jackie Dubois, Lawrence, to Adam Miller, Norman, Okla., son of Patsy Miller, Oklahoma City. The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School and the University of Oklahoma, where she is attending graduate school in meteorology. The future groom graduated from Christian Heritage Academy in Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma. He is a teacher and coach in Norman, Okla. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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Morgensen and Woodbridge Merrill

Richard Woodbridge Jr., Baldwin, announces the engagement of his daughter, Tricia Woodbridge Merrill, Sacramento, Calif., to Sean Morgensen, Sacramento, Calif. The future bride also is the daughter of Shirley Reinke, Columbus, Ohio. She received a bachelor's degree in visual communication from Kansas University. She is a graphic designer for the California State Legislature. The future groom is the son of David Morgensen, San Jose, Calif., and Marilyn Morgensen, Sacramento, Calif. He is pursuing an associate's degree from American River College and will begin pastoral studies at William Jessup University in the fall. He is a sales associate at Wireless Toyz. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Christ Community Church in Sacramento.

Anniversary

Hess

J. Herman and Martina L. Hess, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 21. They were married Jan. 21, 1956, in Osawatomie. Herman retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation in June 1991 after 30 years of service. In 1991, Martina retired from Weaver's department store after 35 years of service. Martina also was the organist for the Clinton Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years. They have two children, Charles Hodges and Janet Mills, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 1187 E. 596 Road, Lawrence 66047.

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Emert

Tom and Cindy Murray, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Caroline Murray, Lawrence, to Mark Thomas Emert, Lawrence, son of Tom and Susan Emert, Sabetha. The future bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School, a 2000 graduate of Dartmouth College and a 2005 graduate of Kansas University's School of Law. She is a law clerk to Judge Julie A. Robinson in Topeka. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Sabetha High School, a 2000 graduate of KU and a 2005 graduate of KU's School of Law. He is an associate attorney with Skepnek Law Firm in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

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Miller

Kent Whealy and Diane Whealy, both of Decorah, Iowa, and Jon and Judy Miller, of Seagrove Beach, Fla, announce the engagement of their children, Tracy Whealy and Adam Miller, both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Thomas Roberts High School, Decorah, Iowa. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 2002 and a Master of Arts degree in international studies from Kansas University in 2005. She is office manager in the Office of Study Abroad at Kansas University. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of LaFayette High School in Chesterfield, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from KU in 1999. He is a massage therapist for Advantage Medical Group in Lawrence. The couple plan a March 18, 2006, wedding at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence.

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Given

Erin Robertson and Eddie Given, both of Mission, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Russ and Robin Robertson, Lawrence. She is a 1998 graduate of Free State High School. She graduated in 2002 from Kansas University with degrees in business administration and accounting. She is an accountant with Marks, Nelson, Vohland and Campbell LLC, a certified public accountant firm in Overland Park. The future groom is the son of Daisy Higgins, Kansas City, Kan. He is a 1994 graduate of Piper High School. He is a union cement mason with Al Muehlberger Concrete in Shawnee Mission. The couple plan a Sept. 1, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

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Rannebeck

Marilyn Sue Bray, Lawrence, and Dennis Duane Rannebeck, Topeka, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Arthur McCune, Lawrence, and the late Dorothy McCune. She is retired from Hallmark Cards. The future groom is the son of Lila Rannebeck Jones, Holton, and the late Virgil Rannebeck. He is employed by Martin Tractor Co. in Topeka. The couple plan an April 8, 2006, wedding at First Lutheran Church in Topeka.

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Barker

George and Tracie Karn, McLouth, and David and Debi Barker, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their children, Heidi Karn and Brad Barker, both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a McLouth High School graduate. She graduated from Kansas University with a degree in psychology. She is a financial aid counselor at Kansas University. The future groom is a graduate of McLouth High School. He graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor's degree in economics. He is employed by Allen Press Publishing Co. in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at McLouth First Baptist Church in McLouth.

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LaPierre

Morgan Sherell Pool and Leighton Joseph LaPierre, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mark and Mona Pool, Salina. She is a graduate of Salina Central High School. She received an associate's degree in dental hygiene from Johnson County Community College. She is a registered dental hygienist in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Lewis and Luci LaPierre, Salina. He is a Salina Central High School graduate. He plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas University and then attend graduate school in biomechanics in the fall. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding in Salina.

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Schmitz

Gayla Ann Carr and Mark Stephen Schmitz were married Nov. 12, 2005, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence with the Revs. Peter Luckey and Tim Haberkorn officiating. The bride is the daughter of Victor and Carol Carr, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Don and Dorothy Schmitz, Caldwell. Matron of honor was Linda Carr Pickerel. Best man was Mike Schmitz. Bridesmaid was Lori Parobek. Groomsman was Leonard Schmitz. Flower girl was Michelle Schmitz. Ring bearer was Alexander Pickerel. Ushers were Matthew Pickerel, Mark Pickerel and Marc Anderson. Candle lighters were Sheree Pritchett Bower and Debbie Schmitz. Marc Anderson and Julie Anderson were scripture readers. Becky Dolezal Parks was violinist. Geoffrey Ward was organist. Guest book attendant was Linda Fritton. Program attendants were Emily Cleek and J.D. Cleek. Adam Schmitz was gift table attendant. Deb Chaussee was church wedding coordinator. David McKinney was photographer. A reception was given in the Mayflower Room of the church. Reception attendants were Kellie Schmitz, Colleen Schmitz and Miranda Schmitz. Christina Webster was reception pianist. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Southwest Missouri State University, where she studied public administration. She is employed by the SRS Division of Health Care Policy as a management systems analyst. The groom is a graduate of Caldwell High School and Wichita State University where he studied mechanical engineering. He is employed by J.P. Morgan Retirement Planning Services in Kansas City as a computer programming support analyst. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Faught

Kristeen Russell and Ron Faught Jr. were married Aug. 6, 2005, at Fox Acres Country Club in Red Feather Lakes, Colo., with Dawn Williams officiating. The bride is the daughter of Vern and Ila Russell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Ron Faught Sr. and Louella Faught, Topeka. Maid of honor was Anna Russell. Best man was Allen Faught. Bridesmaid was Angela Branson. Groomsmen were Danny Faught and Steve Russell. Ring bearers were Nickolas Dixon and Alexander Faught. Flower girls were Alexis Faught and Lauren Dixon. Program and guest book attendant was Melinda Faught. A reception was given at Fox Acres Country Club. The couple reside in Topeka.

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Salsbury

Andrea Marie Wegerer and Drew Edwin Salsbury were married Aug. 13, 2005, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Pilsen with the Rev. Stephen Gronert officiating. The bride is the daughter of Louis and Judith Wegerer, of Marion, and granddaughter of Pauline Wegerer, of Marion. The groom is the son of David and Denise Salsbury, of Muncie, Ind., and the grandson of Donald and Geri Muncy, Eudora. Allison Wegerer was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cary Weimer, Marla Lohmann and Carmelita Goossen. Donald Salsbury was best man. Groomsmen were Josh Fike, Brad Carpenter and Matt Pool. Guest book attendants were Brandy Bruna and Jenny Lundgren. Matt Wegerer, Steve Wegerer, Drake Muncy and Dustyn Muncy were ushers. Jessie Salsbury was lector. Servers were Tyler Klenda and Cole Svoboda. Vocalist was Mary Griffith and organist was Molly Meyers. Gift bearers were the parents of the couple. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Marion City Building. Steffanie Smith and Mandy Kern greeted guests. Matt Pool was DJ. Cake servers were Susan Cooper, Christina Cooper, Grace Berry and Amanda Jantz. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Florida. The bride is a graduate of Marion High School and Kansas State University. She is employed as a horticultural therapist within the St. Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo. The groom is a graduate of Free State High School and K-State. He is employed at Alex R. Masson's Greenhouse in Linwood. The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.

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Thibodeau

Laura Jesseca Dickey and Jon-Marc Thibodeau were married Dec. 29, 2005, in Collierville, Tenn. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Jamie Dickey, Collierville, Tenn. The groom is the son of Joseph and Sharon Thibodeau, Lawrence. A reception was given at the Washington Street Bistro in Collierville, Tenn. The bride is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she received a bachelor's degree in history. The groom is a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Sam Houston. The couple will reside in San Antonio.

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Kelly

Katherine Killough and Dylan Kelly were married Sept. 24, 2005, in the First Presbyterian Church in Topeka with the Rev. Mike Kuner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Susan Killough, Lawrence. The groom is the son of David and Denise Kelly, Austin, Texas. Maid of honor was Betsy Killough. Best man was Nate Prodromou. Bridesmaids were Lora Wedd, Nichole Campbell and Kiley Riggs. Groomsmen were Dan Munster, Mark Tucker and Chad Madison. Flower girls were Paige Novak, Erica Novak and Clara Novak. A reception was given at the home of the bride's parents. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of San Diego in 2002. She is a certified public accountant for Sharp Healthcare in San Diego. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Keller High School in Fort Worth, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 2000 from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering in 2004 from the University of California in San Diego. He is a design engineering manager at Peregrine Semiconductor in San Diego. The couple reside in San Diego.

Anniversary

Patterson

Joseph "Joe" and Shirley Patterson, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Wingert's Barn, south of Lawrence on Highway 59 at 639 E. 1250 Road. Joe Patterson and Shirley Christian were married Jan. 22, 1956, in Lawrence. Their children are Kenneth and Diana Patterson, Lawrence, and Michael and Nancy Patterson, Eudora. They have five grandsons and four great-granddaughters. The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Mountjoy and Kennedy

Ruth Kennedy and Robert Mountjoy, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carl Kennedy, Leslie, Ark., and Mary Miller and Joseph Cisneros, both of Lawrence. She is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas University in 2001. She attends graduate school at Columbia University in New York City, where she is pursuing a doctorate in anthropology. She recently returned from conducting field research in Budapest, Hungary. The future groom is the son of Fred and Linda Mountjoy, Kansas City, Mo. He attended high school in El Dorado. He served in the military police in the National Guard. He graduated with a degree in institutional security from Tarkio College. He is a musician in New York City, where he produces and performs in a weekly show at CBGBs and other venues in the area. The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding at Burcham Park in Lawrence.

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Anderson and Wells

Sherry and Kip Wells II, Elmdale, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Irene Wells, to Aaron David Anderson, son of Anita and Richard Anderson, Baldwin. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Chase County High School and a 2005 graduate of Baker University with a degree in history. She is employed by Highlands Ranch Learning Center in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2003 graduate of Baker University with a degree in physics. He graduated from Kansas University in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed as an engineer by Lockheed Martin in Aurora, Colo. The couple plan a May 6, 2006, wedding at Clover Cliff Bed and Breakfast in Elmdale.

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Wesner and Bacon

Dennis and Shelley Bacon, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodie Bacon, Baldwin, to Peter Wesner, Ellinwood, son of David and Claudia Wesner, Ellinwood. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. She attended Sterling College on scholarships in softball, basketball and academics. She plans to graduate in May with a degree in exercise science. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Ellinwood High School. He graduated in 2003 from Sterling College, where he played football and received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is a retirement plan consultant in Blue Springs, Mo. The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding at the First Baptist Church in Ellinwood.

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Herl and Anderson

Michael Herl and Julie Rixon Anderson, of Paola, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Don and Linda Rixon, Lawrence. She is a 1991 graduate of Lawrence High School. She obtained an associate of arts degree and paralegal certificate from Washburn University. She is a paralegal for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of the late Harry and Donna Herl. He works for Penny's Concrete in Shawnee. The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

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Miller and Nichols

Charles and Tammy Nichols, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindi Nichols, Lawrence, to Brent Miller, Lawrence, son of Layman and Carol Miller, Ottawa. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Ottawa High School. She received bachelor's degrees in accounting and business administration and a master's degree in accounting and information systems from Kansas University. She works as an information risk management associate for KPMG in Kansas City. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Ottawa High School. He plans to graduate in May with bachelor's degrees in information systems and business administration from KU. He is employed by Boston Financial Data Services in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 17, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

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Armbrust

Stephanie Hughes and Todd Armbrust were married Sept. 10, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony in Lawrence with Ronnie Foster officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Delores Hughes, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kay Armbrust, Arkansas City, and the late Ronald Armbrust. The bride's attendants were Jenny Morgison, Tracie Bauer and Crystal Christman. The groom's attendants were George McDowell, Kelly Borror and Mark Hollister. Ring bearer was Carson Hughes. Flower girl was Bailey Sharp. Candle lighters were Tanner Hughes and Rhett Posey. Ushers were Shawn Hughes and Jason Lamb. Guest book attendant was Cheri Posey. Personal attendant was Jen Folks. Honorary carriage usher was Kody Hughes. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony in an open tent on the grounds of the Hughes family home. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Branson, Mo. The bride is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University. She is employed by Realty Executives of Topeka as a Realtor and by Prairie Commons Apartments in Lawrence as activities director. The groom is a graduate of Arkansas City High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern College. He is a certified purchasing manager employed by Ferguson Enterprises in Lenexa. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Goc

Brooke Kroh Tourtellot and Robert Lee Goc were married Dec. 23, 2005, at the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence with Judge Paula Martin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Elinor Tourtellot, Lecompton. The groom is the son of John and Vicky Goc, Lincoln, Neb. A reception followed the ceremony in the Crystal Ballroom of the Eldridge Hotel. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The bride received a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2001 from Simmons College in Boston. She is employed as Kansas Action for Children's Communications and Outreach Specialist. The groom is a firefighter/EMT and is enrolled at Johnson County Community College. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Montrose

Amy Elizabeth Karr and Bruce Kenneth Montrose II were married April 9, 2005, at Pescadero Beach in Pescadero, Calif., with the Rev. Frank Virgil officiating. The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Terri Karr, Virginia City, Nev. The groom is the son of Lonnie Montrose, Overland Park, and the late Bruce Montrose. Maid of honor was Laura Wissman. Flower girl was Ryan Fletcher, and Zachary Jaenish was ring bearer. Readers were Kathleen Moyer and Jennifer Jaenish. A reception was given for family and friends in May at Steve's Place in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Kansas University, where she studied sociology. She is self-employed in the Lawrence area. The groom received a degree in environmental studies at KU. He is employed by the law offices of Evans and Mullinix in Shawnee. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Dahlberg and Hamil

Ann Hamil and Steve Dahlberg were married Jan. 31, 2005, at the Cottage House Hotel in Council Grove with Kenneth Mclintock officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Marie Hamil, Shawnee. The groom is the son of Kirk and Joanne Dahlberg, Wichita. Maid of honor was Nancy Hamil. Best man was Matt Fowler. Readers were Debi Fox, Nancy Hamil, Matt Fowler, Liz Hicks and Todd Jost. Ushers were Shanna Wagner and Marcy Etter. Musicians were John David Hamil and Mishai Etter. The groom composed one piece of music. Photographer was Xue Yang. Videographer was Nick Poffinbarger. A dinner reception was given at Hays House. A local reception will be given March 10. The bride is a 1987 graduate of Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kan. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 and a master's degree in art education in 2004 from Kansas University. She is employed as art and humanities teacher at Sumner Academy. The groom is an information technology specialist, musician and songwriter. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Willhite and Garlow

Steve and Janet Garlow, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Garlow, Lawrence, to Tyler Willhite, Parkville, Mo., son of John and Dianne Willhite, Parkville. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in family and human services in December from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. She is employed at Blue Sky Satellite in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Park Hill South High School in Parkville. He plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Parkville Presbyterian Church in Parkville.

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Gordzica

William and Marilyn Klinkenberg, Lenexa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa K. Klinkenberg, Lawrence, to Alexander P. Gordzica, Lawrence, son of the late Michael and Christina Gordzica. The bride-to-be received a bachelor's degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kansas University. She is chief financial officer at KU. The future groom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business, a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University. He is a systems project manager at IAC in Mission. The couple plan a July 21, 2006, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Harris

Harris Howard and Carol Harris, Lawrence, celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on Friday. Howard Harris and Carol Austin were married Jan. 27, 1967, in Topeka.

Anniversary

Bigsby

Bigsby Robert and Dorothy Bigsby, Lawrence, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Lenexa. They were married Jan. 23, 1945, in Lawrence. They are both graduates of Liberty Memorial High School. They have lived on a farm south of Lawrence for more than 50 years. Robert is a retired dairy farmer. Their children are Karen Carlin Finstad, Lenexa; and Carol Keen and Robert Bigsby Jr., both of Baldwin. They have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Starrs

Kreider-Starrs Kelsey Kreider and David Starrs were married Sept. 3, 2005, at Emmaus Baptist Church in Northfield, Minn., with the Rev. Will Healy officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim Kreider and Denise Pettengill, Lawrence, and Michelle Hostetler and Bob Nugent, Fort Collins, Colo. The groom is the son of Jim and Kathy Starrs, Casper, Wyo. Maid of honor was Emily Radke. Best man was Josh Kinzer. A reception followed the ceremony at The Grand in Northfield. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Topeka High School and a 2003 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield. She is a probation officer for Hennepin County. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Natrona County High School, Casper, Wyo., and a 2002 graduate of St. Olaf College. He is employed in software sales for Gelco in Minneapolis. The couple reside in Minneapolis.

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Wiederholt

Wiederholt Cletus and Maureen Wiederholt, Baldwin, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 4 at the Knights of Columbus, 2206 E. 23rd St., in Lawrence. They were married Feb. 5, 1966, in Lawrence. Cletus worked for PepsiCo in Ottawa for 16 years. He retired from Frito Lay, Lawrence, in 1999 after 21 years of service. He raises cattle and works for the Baldwin school district. Maureen is a nursing instructor for Penn Valley Community College and is a nurse at Truman Medical Center. She has been a nurse at area hospitals for 30 years. Their children are Bill Wiederholt, Baldwin; Jim and Lisa Wiederholt, Baldwin; Mike and Angie Wiederholt, Edgerton; and William and Laura Crowe, Eudora. They have 12 grandchildren.

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Krutz

Flowers-Krutz Mary Flowers and Stephen Krutz were married Oct. 23, 2005, in Eureka Springs, Ark. The bride is the daughter of Butch and Joyce Drake, Tulsa, Okla. The groom is the son of Stephen and Kathleen Krutz, Eudora. Maid of honor was Sherita Flowers. Best man was Chad Krutz. A reception followed the ceremony. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Cornerstone Prepatory Academy High School. She received Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and international studies from Kansas State University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Eudora High School. He attends Kansas State University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in construction science and management. The couple live in Lenexa.

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Dahlberg and Hamil

Hamil-Dahlberg Ann Hamil and Steve Dahlberg were married Dec. 31, 2005, at the Cottage House Hotel in Council Grove with Kenneth Mclintock officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Marie Hamil, Shawnee. The groom is the son of Kirk and Joanne Dahlberg, Wichita. Maid of honor was Nancy Hamil. Best man was Matt Fowler. Readers were Debi Fox, Nancy Hamil, Matt Fowler, Liz Hicks and Todd Jost. Ushers were Shanna Wagner and Marcy Etter. Musicians were John David Hamil and Mishai Etter. The groom composed one piece of music. Photographer was Xue Yang. Videographer was Nick Poffinbarger. A dinner reception was given at Hays House. A local reception will be given March 10. The bride is a 1987 graduate of Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kan. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 and a master's degree in art education in 2004 from Kansas University. She is employed as art and humanities teacher at Sumner Academy. The groom is an information technology specialist, musician and songwriter. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Carson

Mohr-Carson Jamie Mohr and Chad Carson were married May 27, 2005, at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn in Lawrence with Ron Foster officiating. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Peggy Mohr, Tampa, Fla. The groom is the son of Norman and Suzanne Patterson, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Rebecca Mohr. Best man was Michael Ingalls. Bridesmaids were Sarah Beshears, Amanda Mayhew and Sarah Johns. Groomsmen were Robert Burton, Chris Lemmon and Chris Beshears. Flower girls were Hailey Mohr and Chrisa Kerns. Ring bearer was Branden Patterson. A reception followed the ceremony at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. The groom is a 1999 graduate of FSHS. They both are employed by Starbucks. The couple reside in Overland Park.

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Smith

Ketzner-Smith Melissa Ketzner and Gavin Smith were married May 14, 2005, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Canon Jonathon Jensen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kevin Ketzner, Wichita, and the late Diana Copeland. The groom is the son of Lionel and Julie Smith, McKinney, Texas. Matron of honor was Jennifer Kraisan. Best man was Tim Yates. Bridesmaids were April Adler, Summer Fields, Annie Hurt, Brianna Lentell, Courtney Love, Laura Roberts and Sarah Rock. Groomsmen were Jeff Hagman, Paul Karlik, T.J. Keller, Michael Love, Chad Ostrom, Scott Risley and Justin Rhorer. Ushers were Jason Fulford and Anthony Varner. Flower girls were Kallie Lamkin and Kalyn Kutz. Devin Kraisan and Jack Love were ring bearers. Guest book attendants were Julianne Gonatas and Karianne Kutz. Host couple were Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff. A reception was given at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The bride graduated from Wichita High School East in 1998. She attends Kansas University and is working for Linquist & Craig Hotels & Resorts. The groom graduated from Papillion LaVista High School in 1999. He attended KU. He is general manager and talent buyer for Fatso's Public House & Stage. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Stewart

Stewart George W. "Bill" Stewart and Dorothy "Dottie" Stewart, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at their home, 1163 Delaware Drive. They were married Jan. 26, 1946, at Quayle Memorial Methodist Church in Kansas City, Kan. Their children are Mike Stewart and John Stewart, both of Olathe, and Patti Stewart, Topeka. They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bill, who is a World War II U.S. Army veteran, worked for 46 years as a carpenter. He owned Stewart Construction Co. and retired in 1992. Dorothy was a homemaker and worked for 13 years as an Avon representative. The couple request no gifts.

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Bender

Larrabee-Bender Bob and Marcella Larrabee, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Larrabee, to Gregory Bender, son of Burwyn and Juanita Bender, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a Free State High School graduate. She is studying psychology at Johnson County Community College. She is employed at Lawrence Plastic Surgery. The future groom is a Lawrence High School graduate. He is pursuing a degree in security management at Southwestern College. He owns Kaw Valley Supply and is a member of the 190th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard. The couple plan a January 2007 wedding.

Engagement

Tatum

Tatum-Deibel Gary and Kathy Tatum, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Thomas David Tatum, Los Angeles, to Tabitha Fay Deibel, Los Angeles, daughter of Scott and Debra Irvin, Bakersfield, Calif. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Canyon High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from the University of California and a master's degree in education from Pepperdine University. She is a first-grade teacher at Le Lycee Francais de School in Los Angeles. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Fort Hays State University and Kansas University. He graduated in 2001 from Southcoast Nuclear Medical Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. He is head of the nuclear department at Century City Doctors Hospital in Los Angeles. The couple plan a Feb. 4, 2006, wedding in Camarillo, Calif.

Engagement

Ulrich

Lauffer-Ulrich Kevin and Kim Lauffer, Protection, and Marshall and Vicki Ulrich, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their children, Laci Michelle Lauffer and Luke Victor Ulrich. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Protection High School. She graduated from Dodge City Community College in 2000 with an associate degree and from Kansas University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. She is employed at the Kansas University Center for Research Inc. as a grant specialist. Her grandparents are Sharon and Tom Hensley, Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Charlie Lauffer, Protection, and the late Lois Lauffer. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Baldwin High School. He graduated from North Central Kansas Technical College with a degree in agricultural technology and with an associate degree in 1997 from Cloud County Community College. He owns and operates All Around Construction and Ulrich Brothers Farms of Baldwin. His grandparents are Eva Harvey, Andover, and the late Harold Harvey. The couple plan a June 17, 2006, wedding at First Baptist Church in Protection.

Wedding

Monroe

Beeman-Monroe Lori Diane Beeman and Amasa Monroe were married Jan. 7, 2006, at First Christian Church in Lawrence. Officiants were the Rev. Randy Beeman, of First Christian Church in Lawrence, and Dr. Randall Terrill, of First Baptist Church in Leavenworth. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Linda Beeman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Robert and Cami Monroe, Springfield, Mo., and Catherine Clarke, Dallas. Maid of honor was Leslie Beeman. Best man was Dave Schmidt. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Beeman, Whitney Gent and Maike Tillen. Groomsmen were Matt Hitchcock, Wayne Wells and Darius Monroe. Ushers were Lance Beeman, Jeff Terrill, Jeremy Alford and Joshua Monroe. Greeters were Jon Terrill and Rebecca Givens. Candle lighters were Sarah Pence and Jennifer Stewart. Danielle Woodruff was guest book attendant. Haddy Kreie was gift table attendant. Reception table servers were Lisa Terrill, Betty Pitchford, Debbie Alford, Michelle Woodruff and Robin Terrill. A reception followed the ceremony at the church. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Maranatha Academy in Shawnee Mission. She plans to graduate in May from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. She is employed by The Foyer College Ministry in Springfield. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Southern Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He is employed by Cox Behavioral Transitions in Springfield. The couple reside in Springfield, Mo.

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