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Couples announcements for May 2006

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Millen

Randy and Rebecca Holm, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Fecchia, to Robert Wayne Millen, son of Sandra and Thomas Lee Millen, Norfolk, Va. Angela also is the daughter of the late Richard Fecchia. The bride-to-be graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Old Dominion University and is pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice. She is employed by the law firm of Harry Jernigan. The future groom graduated from Norview High School in Norfolk, Va. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and telecommunications management at DeVry University in Decatur, Ga. He is employed at ARS Manufacturing of Virginia Beach. The couple plan an Oct. 15, 2006, wedding in Wichita.

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Wilson

Greg and Margo Caley, Manhattan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Ann Caley, to Thomas Lynn Wilson, son of Larry and LaDonna Wilson, Baldwin. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Manhattan High School. She is a senior at Pittsburg State University and will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in May. The future groom is a graduate of Baldwin High School. He received an electrical technology degree from Pittsburg State University in 2004. He works for Leggett and Platt in Carthage, Mo. The couple plan a June 23, 2006, wedding at First Congregational Church in Manhattan.

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Vannicola and Beth

Nicole Beth Miller and Jason Vincent Vannicola, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Fred and Diane Miller, Morrowville. She graduated from North Central High School in Morrowville and attended Kansas University. The future groom is the son of Vince and Debra Vannicola, Lawrence. He graduated from Free State High School and attended Oklahoma Christian University. The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding at First Christian Church in Lawrence.

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Minor

Don and Reva Nighswonger, Coldwater, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nighswonger, Lawrence, to Christopher Minor, Lawrence, son of Ray Minor, Pittsburg, and Vicki Joza, Decatur, Mich. The bride-to-be is a graduate of South Central High School in Coldwater. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in elementary education. She teaches fourth grade at Langston Hughes School in Lawrence. The future groom is a graduate of Parsons High School. He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Spanish. He is employed at the Lawrence Journal-World and at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church as the youth pastor. The couple plan a July 8, 2006, wedding at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

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Dahlberg

Doug and Mary Engel, Joplin, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Engel, Raleigh, N.C., to Jeffrey Dahlberg, Raleigh, N.C., son of Kim and Rosemary Dahlberg, Atlanta. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Don and Shirley Engel, Pomona. She is a 1997 graduate of Enid High School, Enid, Okla. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in athletic training in 2001 from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's degree in human relations in 2003 from the University of Oklahoma. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Fulton High School, Fulton, N.Y. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in ceramic engineering in 1998 from Alfred University and a master's degree in management in 2004 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The couple plan an Oct. 28, 2006, wedding.

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Burkhart

Anderson-Burkhart Jerry and Linda Anderson, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Kristine Anderson, to Robert Sean Burkhart, son of Scott and Bernadette Burkhart, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Phyllis Anderson, Topeka. She graduated from Topeka West High School in 2000. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance in 2005 from Washburn University. She is employed by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka as an accounting analyst. The future groom is the grandson of Mary Paterson, San Diego, and Felix and Evelyn Burkhart, Lawrence. He is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed by Bud Jennings Carpet and Floor Coverings of Lawrence as a hard surface installer. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at First Lutheran Church in Topeka.

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Patterson

Summers-Patterson Sara Courtney Summers and Stuart Sean Patterson were married April 1, 2006, in Lawrence with the Rev. Darrel Proffitt officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Kathy Summers, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Max Patterson, Iola, and Carol Crain, Fort Scott. A reception was given at the Victorian Veranda Inn. The bride is a graduate of Kansas University and Kansas State University. The groom is a graduate of KU and Pittsburg State University. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Elliott

Noll-Elliott Alisha Noll and Roger Elliott, both of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Greg and Mary Ann Noll, Winchester. She is a 1996 graduate of Jefferson County North High School in Winchester. She is a 2001 graduate of Kansas University. She is a real estate agent for Duggan Realty Group in Shawnee. The future groom is the son of Roger Elliott, Richmond, Mo., and Ewelleen Elliott, Richmond, Mo. He is a 1986 graduate of Richmond High School in Richmond, Mo. He attended Central Missouri State University. He is a salesman at Thoroughbred Ford in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

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Beisner

Kissing-Beisner Keith Beisner, Lawrence, and Kimberly Kissing, St. Louis, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Patricia Kissing, St. Louis. She is a 2002 graduate of Visitation Academy in St. Louis. She will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental geology from Kansas University this month. She is pursuing a master's degree in hydrogeology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The future groom is the son of Kent and Diana Beisner, Lawrence. He is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from KU this month. He will pursue a master's degree in igneous petrology and tectonics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at the Old Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.

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Revell

Vieux-Revell Abbey Vieux and Bryon Revell, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Warren and Sandy Vieux, Hesston. She graduated from Cimarron High School in 1999, Garden City Community College in 2001 and Emporia State University in 2003. She is a special education teacher for Lawrence public schools. Abbey is working on a master's degree in autism at Kansas University. The future groom is the son of Barry Baxa and Rita Revell, Cuba, Kan. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in Cuba in 1997, Garden City Community College in 1999, Central Missouri State University in 2001 and Kansas Law Enforcement Training in 2005. He is a sheriff's deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. The couple plan an Aug. 4, 2006, wedding.

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Blevins and Catherine

Transue-Blevins Pat Transue and Jim Transue, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Catherine Transue, Lawrence, to Robert Jeffrey Blevins, Lawrence, son of Bill and Lori Blevins, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School and American Academy of Massage Therapy and Cosmetology in Topeka. She works at Color Studio and Spa in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. He received an associate's degree from Johnson County Community College in administration of justice in 2005. Robert works for Douglas County Youth Services. The couple plan a June 17, 2006, wedding at the First Baptist Church of Lawrence.

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Brummell

Sturdevant-Brummell Richard and Darla Sturdevant, Lawrence, and Olene and Gary Tilley, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Sturdevant, Lawrence, to Jamie Brummell, Lawrence, son of Alan and Jan Brummell, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 2002. She is pursuing a master's degree at Washburn University and is employed at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received bachelor's degrees from Kansas State University and Washburn University. He is a registered nurse and works in the Emergency Department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The couple plan a September 2007 wedding in Lawrence.

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Prichard

Walthall-Prichard Keri Walthall and Jeremy Prichard, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ray Walthall, Katy, Texas, and Jeanne Ann Walthall, Odessa, Texas. She is a 1999 graduate of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 from Baylor University and her Educational Specialist degree in school psychology in 2005 from Kansas University. She is a school psychologist in Lawrence public schools. The future groom is the son of Larry Prichard, Wichita, and Alesia Prichard, Lawrence. He graduated from Wichita South High School in 1998. He served in the Army for four years on active duty and is currently in the Army Reserves. He will complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at KU this month and will begin graduate studies in history this fall. The couple plan a June 17, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

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Bricke

Perez-Bricke Jessica Perez and Ian Bricke were married March 25, 2006, in W Hotel in New York City's Union Square with Graham Brownstein and Cindy Mathys officiating. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Mary Louise Perez, Wayne, Pa. The groom is the son of Jack and Hodgie Bricke, Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. She is employed by CourtTV in New York City. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. He is employed by Sundance Film Channel in New York City. The couple reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Sanders and Diedel

Diedel-Sanders Raymond and Barbara Diedel, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Diedel, Lawrence, to Larry Sanders, Lawrence, son of Larry and Diana Sanders, Ballwin, Mo. The bride-to-be is a 1992 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a nanny in Lawrence. The future groom is a graduate of Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Mo. He received a bachelor's degree in 2000 and a master's degree in 2003 from Kansas University. He is a software engineer in Shawnee. The couple plan a Nov. 4, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Adams

Hazim-Adams Madinah Hazim and Daniel Adams were married April 22, 2006, in Lawrence with Omar Hazim officiating. The bride is the daughter of Omar and Aliya Hazim, Topeka. The groom is the son of Dr. Larry and Donna Adams, Monument, Colo. Matrons of honor were Nadira Patrick and Latifa Rogers. Best man was Ben Adams. A reception was given at the Lawrence Arts Center. The bride is a Topeka West High School graduate. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas University. She is public information officer at the Kansas Lottery. The groom is a graduate of Newton High School. He received a bachelor's degree from KU. He is a member of the musical group Son Venezuela. The couple reside in Topeka.

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Burkhart

Anderson-Burkhart Jerry and Linda Anderson, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Kristine Anderson, to Robert Sean Burkhart, son of Scott and Bernadette Burkhart, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Phyllis Anderson, Topeka. She graduated from Topeka West High School in 2000. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance in 2005 from Washburn University. She is employed by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka as an accounting analyst. The future groom is the grandson of Mary Paterson, San Diego, and Felix and Evelyn Burkhart, Lawrence. He is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed by Bud Jennings Carpet and Floor Coverings of Lawrence as a hard surface installer. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at First Lutheran Church in Topeka.

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Mische

Griffith-Mische Lucas and Clayton Griffith announce the engagement of their mother, Amanda Griffith, Lawrence, to Chad Mische, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is the daughter of J. Alan Winter and Rita Winter, both of Eudora. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1994 and from Fort Hays State University. She works in customer service. The future groom is the son of Richard Mische and Joyce Black, both of Yates Center. He is a 1992 graduate of Pomona High School. He has served in the U.S. Army for eight years. He is U.S. Army E4 corporal for aircraft structural repair. The couple plan a May 20, 2006, wedding in Linwood.

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Dahlquist and Wright

Wright-Dahlquist Raymond and Jeanne Wright, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alissa A. Wright, to Eric K. Dahlquist Jr., son of Eric and Cathy Dahlquist, Liberal. The bride-to-be is a Eudora High School graduate. She works at Amarr Garage Doors. The future groom is a Liberal High School graduate. He works at Amarr Garage Doors. The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2006, wedding at Knights of Columbus in Lawrence.

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Rodecap

Rodecap John and Charlotte Rodecap, Perry, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Perry American Legion. Hosts will be their children. The couple were married May 18, 1956.

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LaRosh and Wenger

Nicki Wenger and Matthew LaRosh were married Feb. 24, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence with Mick Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael Wenger, Lawrence, and Jacky Tidwell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dr. Michael and Dee LaRosh, Overland Park. Matron of honor was Jacky Tidwell. Best man was Taylor LaRosh. Bridesmaids were Marla Koehne, Colleen Zienkewicz, Jessica Settle, Kristin McCauley and Andrea Wagle. Groomsmen were Blake Carlson, Kurtis Wenger, Jared Zable, Justin Sextro and T.J. Deiter. Junior bridesmaids were Jenna Ridgeway and Madison McIntyre. Ushers were Randy Ridgeway, Seth Oliphant, Ryan Tomlinson, Grant Wiens and Ryan Young. Flower girl was Sadie Bird. Ring bearer was Torin Ridgeway. Shannon Flurlage was guest book attendant. Candle lighters were Erika Green and Jessica LaRosh. Gift attendants were Melissa Colgan and Jill Merkel. The groom's personal attendant was Matthew Myers. Readers were Tim Wenger and Charyne LaRosh. A reception was given in Holy Family Hall at the church. Cake cutters were Kathy Shike and Tara Ridgeway. Reception coordinators were Audrie Wenger, Ollie Wenger and Keri Baird. The bride is a 2001 Lawrence High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management in 2005 from Kansas State University. She is employed at the University of Phoenix-St. Louis as an enrollment counselor. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School. He received a bachelor's degree in biology/premedicine in 2005 from K-State. He is in the doctoral program at Logan University - College of Chiropractic. The couple reside in St. Louis.

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Hays

Chris and Marion Anderson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Renee Nartowicz, Topeka, to Reese H. Hays III, Topeka, son of Maxine and Reese Hays Sr., Hill City. The bride-to-be graduated from Free State High School and Kansas University. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Salina Central High School and a 2003 graduate of Fort Hays State University. Jennifer and Reese both graduated from Washburn University's School of Law this year and plan to take the bar examination in July. The couple plan an Aug. 27, 2006, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

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Dahl

Alan and Nina Cobb, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Cobb, Lawrence, to John Dahl, son of John and Alexandra Dahl, Redwood City, Calif. The bride-to-be graduated from Billings West High School in Billings, Mont. She is a Kansas University student. The future groom is a Lawrence High School graduate. He attends Kansas State University. The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Miller

Christy Wheeler, Lawrence, and Bryan Miller, Branson, Mo., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dale Wheeler, Overland Park, and Wendy Wheeler, Lawrence. She is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Oxbridge music at William Jewell College this year. The future groom is the son of Stephen and Carol Miller, Branson, Mo., and the late Janice Miller. He is a 2002 graduate of Branson High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and Oxbridge history of ideas from William Jewell College in 2006. The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at First Baptist Church in Lawrence.

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Grubbs

Michael and Jill Kjose, Vermillion, S.D., and Kim and Shirley Grubbs, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Elly Kaye Kjose and Thomas David Grubbs. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Vermillion High School. She received a bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Kansas University in 2005. She is program director of The Little Gym of South Overland Park. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from KU in 2004. He is in dental school on a naval scholarship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The couple plan an Aug. 5, 2006, wedding at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Mo.

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Seelhoff

Neil and Rita Satterlee, Ottawa, and Lloyd and Marilyn Seelhoff, Syracuse, Neb., announce the engagement of their children, Janet Satterlee, Lawrence, and Mike Seelhoff, Omaha, Neb. The bride-to-be is a 1990 Ottawa High School graduate. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications and from Baker University in 2000 with a Master of Science degree in management. She is employed with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as senior manager of chapter services. The future groom graduated from Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School in 1988. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1992 and a master of professional accountancy degree in 1993. He is a certified public accountant with Dana F. Cole & Co. The couple plan an Aug. 26, 2006, wedding at First Baptist Church in Lawrence.

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Devore and Jones

Rich Jones and Glenna Jones, both of Lawrence, and Jerry and Mary Devore, Derby, announce the engagement of their children, Erika Jones and David Devore. The bride-to-be is a Lawrence High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in biology from Temple University and a master's degree in dietetics and nutrition from Kansas University Medical Center. Erika is a registered dietitian for the Midwest Dairy Council. The future groom is a Derby High School graduate. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Kansas State University. He is an architect for 360 Architecture. The couple plan a June 16, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

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Gish

Haley Honeyman and Sam Gish were married Dec. 10, 2005, at The Chapel at Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, Colo., with the Rev. Robert Kinkel officiating. The bride is the daughter of Linda and Rick Honeyman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Roseann Gist, Topeka, and the late Robert Gish. Grandparents of the couple are Eleanor Hermesch and Bob and Rosie Honeyman. Maid of honor was Leslie Niehues. Bridesmaids were Kerri Frazier, Julie Lueger and Nikki Honeyman. Best men were Justin Kulick, Pat Wenke, Jeremy Blasing and Ryan Honeyman. A dinner and dance reception was given at the Alpine Ballroom. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Colorado and the Caribbean. The bride graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She is an account executive at Fox 43 in Topeka. The groom graduated from KU with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is president of Designer Homes Inc. The couple reside in Topeka.

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Edling

Emily Haney and Brandon Edling, both of Lawrence, were married July 23, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence with Lanny Maddux officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steven and Wanda Haney, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Robert Edling, Blacksburg, Va., and Areta Edling, McKinney, Texas. Matron of honor was Leah Henry. Best man was Kevin Gosa. Bridesmaids were Hanna Randolph, Laura Gosa and Alyssa Schafer. Groomsmen were Ryan Randolph, Jason Mead and Eric Gruber. Flower girl was Victoria Teske. A reception was given at Maceli's in Lawrence. The bride is a Free State High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from Kansas University. The groom is a graduate of Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree in film studies from Kansas University. The couple reside in Jersey City, N.J.

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Perry

Willard Eugene "Gene" Perry and Barbara Jean Winters Perry, Topeka, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Friday at Timberline Steakhouse in Topeka. They were married May 26, 1956, in Lawrence with the late Rev. J. Paul Reid officiating. Willard was in the Army for two years, stationed at Fort Riley. He practiced chiropractic care for a few years in Yates Center. He worked 11 years for IBM and 20 years for Santa Fe Railroad. He received a degree for ministry training through the University of the South. He preached at several churches in Kansas for 35 years as an interim pastor with Bethel Community Church of Topeka being the last one of 17 years. Willard retired in December 1992 as general director of information systems at Santa Fe. He retired from the ministry in September 1998. Barbara is a homemaker. The couple's children are Jim and Linda Powell, Topeka; Mike and Carol Perry, Silver Lake; and Mark Perry, Wichita. They have six grandchildren.

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Born

Mary Delene and Eugene Born, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with Mass at Holy Family Church on May 28 followed by a family dinner at the church hall. Mary Eder and Eugene Born were married May 26, 1956, at Holy Family Church in Eudora. Eugene worked for the city of Eudora for 30 years before retiring in 1993. Mary is a homemaker and worked in the office at JC Penney Store in Lawrence for 11 years. Their children are Joanne and Mark Noll, Hiawatha, Donald and Nancy Born, Peyton, Colo., and Dolores and Phil Korb, Valley Falls. They also have 10 grandchildren.

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Windholz

Mary and Delmas Windholz, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner May 27 at the Hereford House in Lawrence. They went on a Caribbean cruise earlier this year to mark the occasion. They were married May 26, 1956, in Hutchinson. Their children are Joni Bontrager, Lawrence; Tim Windholz, Lawrence; and Jennifer Schwarz, Overland Park. They have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Vehlewald

Henry and Karen Johns, Lawrence, and Steve and Jayne Vehlewald, Overland Park, announce the engagement of their children, Amanda M. Johns, Lawrence, and Thomas J. Vehlewald, Overland Park. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a senior at Kansas State University where she is studying music education. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Olathe East High School. He is studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State University where he is a senior. The couple plan an Aug. 5, 2006, wedding at St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center in Manhattan.

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Schwartz

Gary and Myrna Schwartz, Springdale, Ark., and formerly of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Kurtis Schwartz, to Maureen Frances Devitt, daughter of Tina Robinson, Overland Park, and Jim Devitt, Houston. The bride-to-be earned her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and graduate degree from Wichita State University. She is a senior project manager at Commerce Bank in downtown Kansas City. The future groom is the grandson of Janice Schwartz and Helen Patton, both of Wessington Springs, S.D. He earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas University. Michael is the business development director for Swift Construction in Kansas City. The couple plan a June 10 wedding in Amelia Island, Fla., and a honeymoon trip to Aruba.

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Johnson

Richard and Kathy Napientek, Waterloo, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Napientek, to Logan Johnson, son of Terry and Suzanne Johnson, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Wahlert High School, Dubuque, Iowa. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with distinction and honors from Kansas University in 2004. She did graduate work and psychology research from 2004-06. The future groom is a graduate of Hillside Christian High School in Lawrence. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with highest distinction on Sunday from KU. He will begin working as a mechanical engineer in the fall for Occidental Oil and Gas Co. in Bakersfield, Calif. The couple plan a July 15, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

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Koelzer

Sarah Davis, Eudora, and Josue Koelzer, Shawnee, were married Feb. 4, 2006, at Clinton Parkway Assembly of God in Lawrence with the Rev. Rick Burwick officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Cathy Davis, Eudora. The groom is the son of Martin Koelzer, Liberty, Mo., and Karen Horseman, Shawnee. Matron of honor was Tanya Hardwick. Best man was Aaron Koelzer. Bridesmaids were Jessica Evinger and Elizabeth Rowland. Groomsmen were Tyler Horseman and Justin Bunch. Ushers were Joshua Davis and Ben Davis. A reception was given at the church following the ceremony. The couple live in Shawnee.

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Robinson

Chaplain J. Warren Robinson, formerly of Lawrence, and Peggy Sandusky, Ottawa, were married May 20, 2006, in San Rafael, Calif., with David Robinson, son of the groom, officiating. The couple reside in Williamsburg, where he is executive director of His Way Ministries, which operates Buffalo Ridge Retreat Center, a ministry to pastors and their families. A reception for friends and family will be given from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at Buffalo Ridge.

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Coons

Warren and Janelle Coons, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner June 10 at the Hereford House. Warren Coons and Janelle Howell were married May 25, 1946, in Denton, Texas. They made their home in Glastonbury, Conn., for 42 years where Warren was a manufacturing engineer. He was a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. They moved to Florida in 1988 and to Lawrence in 2004. Their children are Philip and Deborah Coons, Hebron, Conn.; John and Susan Wade, Lawrence; and Robert and Sherri Coons, Louisville, Ky. They also have seven grandchildren.

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Madaus

Frederick and Carolyn Madaus, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for friends and family from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 3 at Old Prairie Town in Historic Ward-Meade Park in Topeka. Frederick C. Madaus and Carolyn Swartz were married June 3, 1956, in the 1880s Everest Methodist Church, which was moved to Ward-Meade Park in 1991. Carolyn taught 20 years at Lawrence High School, retiring in 1997. Fred retired in 1997 after 23 years as placement director in the School of Business at Kansas University. Their children are Pamela Madaus and Will McLean, Manhattan; Marcia and Dan Davis, Beloit; Lori Madaus, Lawrence; and Christopher Madaus, Lawrence. They have one grandchild and two stepgrandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Barnes

James and Jane Barnes, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for friends and family from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 3 at Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence. James Barnes and Jane Frye were married June 1, 1956, in Lawrence. James retired from DuPont/Flexel after 30 years of service. James also worked for the Lawrence School Board, railroad and served in the military. He is a member of the St. James Church in North Lawrence and is a Lawrence High School graduate. James is an active member of the Western Lodge No. 1 F. & A.M. Jane retired from Kappa Kappa Gamma after 30 years of service. She also worked for Chet Johnson Furniture and several private families in Lawrence. Jane is a member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church and is a Liberty Memorial High School graduate. Hosts of the reception will be their children: Marla Ray, Topeka, and Calvin Barnes, Mark Barnes, Ursula Minor, Carmela Humphrey, Barry Barnes and Gayla Barnes, all of Lawrence. They have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Smith

Jim and Jane Hensley, Independence, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Hensley, Independence, Mo., to Adam Smith, Lenexa, son of Dick and Dorothy Smith, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Truman High School, Independence, Mo. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders from Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., and Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is employed at Raytown South High School. The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is employed at Grandview High School. The couple plan a July wedding in Independence, Mo.

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Rutledge

Daniel Pulliam, Valley Falls, and Kimberly Busch, Richmond, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Catherine Pulliam, to Chad Alan Rutledge, son of Robert Rutledge, Dallas, and Nancy Robbins, Tulsa, Okla. The bride-to-be graduated from Richmond High School, Richmond, Mo. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech language pathology in 2002 from Kansas University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in speech language pathology in 2004. She is employed by the Hawaii Department of Education as a speech-language pathologist. The future groom graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Okla. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies in 2002 from KU. He is employed by Blueprint Audio Visual of Honolulu, Hawaii, specializing in residential custom design of lighting control, house audio, home theater and automation systems. The couple plan an Aug. 6, 2006, wedding in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

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