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Couples announcements for March 2008

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Bristow

Rees Wendler and Danny Bristow were married Jan. 4, 2008, at Liberty Hall, with Charles Branson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dave and Tammy Wendler, Lawrence, and Janet Reese, Chattanooga, Tenn. The groom is the son of Bernie and Linda Bristow, Leavenworth. The bride's attendants were Amy Hamon and Mark Brookstein. Junior bridesmaid was Jessie Wendler, the bride's sister. Escort was Noah Hamon. The groom's attendants were Chad and Lauren Bristow, brother and sister of the groom. A reception followed at Liberty Hall. The bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 1993 and Kansas University in 1999. She is employed as news director and morning news anchor with 1320 KLWN radio. The groom graduated from Lansing High School in 1994 and KU in 2006. He is a medical student at the KU School of Medicine and plans to specialize in psychiatry. He expects to graduate in May 2010. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Jamison and Sorensen

Rockne and Judy Sorensen, Lincoln, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Sorensen, to Nate Jamison, both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is 2000 graduate of Lincoln East High School and a 2004 graduate of Kansas University. She is employed as a first-grade teacher in Eudora. The future groom is the son of Randy and Kris Jamison, Lawrence. He is a 2000 graduate of Baldwin High School. He is pursuing an associate's degree at Johnson County Community College and is employed as a firefighter for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The couple plan a June 28 wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.

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Bonner and Kitterman

Larry and Reta Kitterman, McLouth, and Steve and Kara Bonner, Stafford, announce the engagement of their children, Jodi Kitterman and Taylor Bonner, both of Shawnee. The future bride graduated from McLouth High School in 2002. She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Kansas State University in 2005. She is employed as a first-grade teacher in De Soto. The future groom graduated from Stafford Junior Senior High School in 1998. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fort Hays State University in 2002. He is employed as a product specialist with John Deere in Lenexa. The couple plan a June 7 wedding at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Lenexa.

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Rodgers

Stacy Lynn Heptig and Todd David Rodgers were married Sept. 2, 2007, at the Hernan home in Warren, Pa., with Arthur Zerbe, justice of the peace, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Ann Heptig, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dennis and Shelly Rodgers, Russell, Pa., and Paula and Rick Hernan, Warren, Pa. Flower girls were Jordan Proctor and Madelyn Rodgers. A reception followed at the Hernan home. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry design and metalsmithing from Kansas University in 2007. She is employed by James Douglas Jewelers in Pittsburgh. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Warren High School. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in jewelry design and metalsmithing from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania in 2004. He received a Master of Fine Arts in design and metalsmithing from KU in 2007. He is employed by Forms + Surfaces in Pittsburgh. The couple reside in Pittsburgh.

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Allegrucci

Hilary Brown and Scott Allegrucci were married Dec. 22, 2007, during a private ceremony in Topeka, with retired Kansas Supreme Court Justice Donald Allegrucci officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Helen Kiefer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Donald and Joyce Allegrucci, Topeka. A reception followed at Local Burger in Lawrence. The bride graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas University. She owns Local Burger restaurant. The groom graduated from Pittsburg High School. He also graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He is employed by the Climate and Energy Project of the Land Institute. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Courtney

Juliann Miller Howat and Raymond Keith Courtney were married Dec. 27, 2007, at the home of the bride's mother in Lawrence, with the Rev. Tom Decker officiating. The bride is the daughter of Colin Howat and Sara Holley, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Rex and Toni Ross, Paola. Maid of honor was Ellen Howat. Best man was John Ross. Bridesmaids were Ashley and Brittanie Payne. Groomsmen were Ryan and Joseph Courtney. A reception followed at Paisano's. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and attended Kansas University. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Osawatomie High School and is employed by Custom Coatings and Metal. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Hothan and Hester

Keith and Raimy Hester, Hutchinson, and Matt and Halene Hothan, Ozawkie, announce the engagement of their children, Brooke Hester and Dustin Hothan, both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Hutchinson High School and is pursuing a teaching degree at Kansas University. She is employed by Lawrence public schools. The future groom graduated from Jefferson West High School, Meriden. He plans to graduate from KU's School of Pharmacy in May. He is a student-intern at Kmart Pharmacy in Topeka. The couple plan a June 14 wedding at Trinity United Methodist Church, Hutchinson.

Anniversary

Johnson

Robert "Bud" and Dorothy "Dot" Johnson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Mass. Robert Johnson and Dorothy Carey were married March 9, 1958, at Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Both are Lawrence High School graduates. Bud served six years in United States Army Reserve and obtained the rank of staff sergeant. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 35 years of service in 1999. Dot worked at Standard Life Insurance before becoming a homemaker. Their children are Robin and Terry Jacobsen, Lawrence; Marc and Stephanie Johnson, Ozawkie; and Brad and Ida Johnson, Lawrence. They have 11 grandchildren. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Marchetti

Corey Smith and J.P. Marchetti were married Oct. 21, 2007, at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago, with the Rev. John Smyth officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Marcia Smith, Eudora. The groom is the son of Mary Jane Marchetti, Wilmette, Ill., and the late Joseph Marchetti. Matron of honor was Lindsey Hoover, sister of the bride. Best man was John Kaufman. Bridesmaids were Lucy Basow, Elizabeth Flynn and Graziela Kaufman. Groomsmen were John McAdams, Steve Nolan and Keith Weinstein. Ushers were Joe Dapier, Kevin Rosenbaum, Jack Buck and Jason Hoover. A reception followed at Galleria Marchetti. The bride graduated from Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelors of Science in journalism from Kansas University. She is employed as director of business operations at Galleria Marchetti. The groom graduated from New Trier High School in Illinois. He received a Bachelors of Arts in political science from Boston College. He and his family operate Galleria Marchetti in Chicago. The couple live in Wilmette, Ill.

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Dawson

Dawn Leann Trotter and Christopher Powell Dawson were married Jan. 5, 2008, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, with Pastor Desmond Whittaker officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Linda Trotter, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Rock Jr. and Polly Dawson, Houston. Maid of honor was Denise Snowden, sister of the bride. Best man was Rockleigh Dawson III, brother of the groom. The bride graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas University. She is employed by Forest Pharmaceuticals. The groom graduated from Kinkaid High School in Houston. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He is employed as the director of strength and conditioning for the KU athletics department. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Young and Harms

Randi Young and Rory Harms, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. Randi is the daughter of Jim and Linda Young, Lawrence. Rory is the son of Orlin and Terrie Harms, Enid, Okla., and Brenda Harms, Newton. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She received a bachelor's degree in political science from Kansas University in 2006. She is the Clerk of the Juvenile Court in Douglas County. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Halstead High School and attended KU. He graduated from Ocean Corporation Commercial Diving School in Houston in 2003. He is employed as a service manager for Lawrence Automotive Diagnostic. The couple plan a June 6 wedding at Stony Point Hall in Lawrence.

Engagement

Rainbolt and Best

Randy and Debbie Rainbolt, Larned, announce the engagement of their daughter, April Nichole Rainbolt, to Mark Randall Best, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Larned High School. She received a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology from Fort Hays State University in 2006. She plans to receive her master's degree in speech-language pathology from Kansas University in May. The future groom is the son of Michael and Elizabeth Best, Lawrence. He is a 2001 graduate of Larned High School. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from KU in 2005. He plans to receive a Master of Business Administration from KU in May. He will be employed as an instructor in the KU School of Business beginning in July. The couple plan a June 14 wedding at the First United Methodist Church in Larned.

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Stewart and Allen

Gary and Dana Stewart, San Antonio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Stewart, to Nicholas Allen, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Texas-Austin in 2006. She is a student at Texas Women's University in Houston. She plans to receive her Master of Occupational Therapy in December. The future groom is the son of Rand and Gail Allen, Lawrence. He is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in radio and television and film from the University of Texas-Austin in 2006. He is employed as a physical therapy technician with The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research in Houston. The couple plan a March wedding in San Antonio.

Engagement

Ornburn and Sims

David and Nancy Ornburn, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Ornburn, to Alarie Sims, Blue Springs, Mo. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Warren and Cheryl Sims, Blue Springs, Mo. She is a 2002 graduate of Blue Springs High School. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a minor in theater, from William Woods University in 2006. She is an admissions representative for William Woods University. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor's degree in biology, with a minor in political science, from Westminster College in 2006. He received a Master of Science in biomedical sciences from Midwestern University in 2008. He will begin medical school at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., in the fall of 2008. The couple plan a July 26 wedding at Winston Churchill Memorial Chapel in Fulton, Mo.

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Morgan and Hehn

Jeff and Sue Morgan, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Morgan, to Tyler Hehn, Lincoln, Neb. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kansas University in 2006. She plans to receive a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas-Austin in spring 2009. The future groom is the son of Todd Hehn and Angela Copenhaver, both of Lincoln. He is a 2002 graduate of Lincoln High School. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The couple plan a June 28 wedding at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village.

Engagement

Simmons and Bohling

Brian and Sheryl Simmons and Geoff and Gwen Bohling announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Simmons and Chris Bohling, all of Lawrence. The future bride and groom are 2006 graduates of Lawrence High School and Kansas University students. She is majoring in violin performance and he is majoring in vocal performance. They plan a summer 2009 wedding in Lawrence.

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Guernsey

Alexis Cluchey and Dennis Guernsey Jr. were married Feb. 28 in Olathe, with John Bennett officiating. The bride is the daughter of Lucinda Cluchey, Lawrence, and the late Joel Cluchey. She is a graduate of Free State High School. She received an Associate of Applied Science degree in interpreter training from Johnson County Community College. The groom is the son of Dennis Sr. and Linda Guernsey, Tonganoxie. He is a graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in health, physical education and recreation from Kansas Wesleyan University. The couple reside in Olathe.

Anniversary

Brynds

Albert and Violet Brynds will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their children on Sunday at the New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park. Albert Brynds and Violet Pickel were married March 15, 1958, in Miami City, Okla. Violet attended school in Lawrence. She was a homemaker before working at King Radio in Olathe. She later worked and retired from Hallmark Cards Inc. after 23 years. Albert attended schools in Cherokee and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union for 30 years. He later worked and retired from Kansas University. Their children are Bill and Liza Brynds, Mike and Viki Hegeman, Earl and Adrianne Brynds, and Albert Brynds, all of Lawrence. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Boyd and Moore

Kylee Boyd and Jon Moore were married March 1, 2008, at Clarice L. Osborne Chapel at Baker University, with the Rev. Jane Simmons officiating. Kelsey Moore, the groom's daughter, and Taylor Moore, the groom's niece, were their attendants. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Diana Boyd, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Maxine Moore, Ottawa, and the late Paul Moore. The bride graduated from Baldwin High School. She received an associates degree and a paralegal certificate from Johnson County Community College in 1996. She is employed at Keating & Associates Inc., Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Ottawa High School and attended Emporia State University. He is employed at Bones Transportation, Ottawa. The couple reside in Ottawa.

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Longfellow

Delbert and Virginia Longfellow announce their 60th wedding anniversary. Delbert and Virginia were married March 18, 1948, in Bentonville, Ark. They have lived in Lawrence for 60 years. Delbert worked for Lawrence Paper Company for 45 years and retired Jan. 1, 1992. They have four children: Sterling Longfellow, Lawrence; Jay and Diane Longfellow, Wichita; Anita and Tim Gardner, Plain City, Utah; and the late Gary Longfellow. They have nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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Frederickson

George and Mary Frederickson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with a family party at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Leawood. George Frederickson and Mary Williams were married March 14, 1958, in the St. George Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah. They met while they were students at Brigham Young University. Mary received a nursing degree from BYU and an English degree from Eastern Washington University, Cheney. During the early years of her marriage, she worked as a public health nurse. George graduated from BYU and received graduate degrees from UCLA and the University of Southern California. He has held faculty positions at several universities and served ten years as president of Eastern Washington University. He has been a visiting professor at Oxford University in England and at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He has been the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at Kansas University since 1987. They have four children: Thomas and Leslie Frederickson, Leawood; Christian and Jenny Frederickson, Bloomington, Ind.; Lynne and David Rago, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and David and Julie Frederickson, Herndon, Va. They have 15 grandchildren.

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Helton

Bill and Barbara Helton celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Friday March 14 with a family dinner at the Eldridge Hotel. Bill Helton and Barbara Carroll met as students at Wichita State University. After Pearl Harbor, Bill worked for Boeing and then served in the U.S. Army. He and Barbara were married March 14, 1943, at the Post Chapel at Fort Leavenworth. They lived in Battle Creek, Mich., where Bill was stationed until he went overseas to New Guinea and the Philippines. He served as a medic with the military police. After the war, Bill and Barbara moved to Chanute, where Bill took over running the family paint and wallpaper store, which later became the Helton House of Color. He was called to active duty again in 1950 in the Korean War and was discharged in 1951. In 1961, he became the business manager for the Ashley Clinic in Chanute and retired in 1987. During World War II, Barbara attended special classes at Kansas University and received a certificate in aeronautics. She worked at Boeing in Wichita to support the war effort. In Chanute, Barbara worked for the Southeast Kansas Area Center on Aging and retired in 1988. She was active in volunteer work. Bill and Barbara were active members of the Chanute Country Club. Bill served as president of the Chanute Kiwanis Club. They moved to Lawrence in 1997. They belong to First United Methodist Church. Their children are Carol and Jim Roberts, Lawrence; Richard and Mechalina Helton, Salinas, Calif.; and Joan and Ken Myers, Lawrence. They have five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Bourgeois and Carson

Lori Bourgeois, Junction City, and John Carson, Manhattan, announce their engagement. Lori is the daughter of Claude Jr. and Kathy Bourgeois, Lecompton, and Lucy Bourgeois Smith, Ephrata, Pa., and the late Terry Smith. John is the son of Bill and Norma Carson, Manhattan. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Junction City High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Kansas State University. She has a daughter, Justice Rexrode. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Manhattan High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. He is an equal part owner of Carson Home Sales, a family business. The couple plan a Sept. 27 wedding in Manhattan.

Engagement

Smith and Bushell

Richard and Debbie Smith, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Leigh Smith, to Aaron D.T. Bushell, both of Wichita. Aaron is the son of Don and Barbara Bushell, Lawrence. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lee's Summit High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in marketing and communications from Wichita State University in 2007. She is employed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School. He received a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University in 2007. He is employed at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita. The couple plan a June 7 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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McLeman and Grosshans

Charlie and Pam McLeman, Glasgow, Scotland, and Kay and Kip Grosshans, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Pauline McLeman and Evan Grosshans. The bride-to-be received a master's degree from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, in 2006. She is a doctorate student majoring in physical and analytical chemistry. The future groom is an alumnus of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. He received a master's degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. The couple plan an April 5 wedding at Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church, Glasgow.

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Neuteboom and Averill

Trish Averill and Eric Neuteboom were married Oct. 13, 2007, at Liberty Hall, with Justice Eric Rosen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ric and Jeanne Averill, Lawrence. The groom is the son of J.P. and Connie Neuteboom, Colorado Springs, Colo. Maid of honor was Tracy Derning. Best man was Matthew Gaus. Bridesmaids were Lucy Averill, Danielle Cervone, Stephanie Frensley, Jacqueline Grunau, Sophia Tate and Heidi Wells. Groomsmen were William Averill, Seth Jones, Rich Lloyd, Jeremy Shepard and Jonah Sheridan. Flowergirls were Liliana Rosen Jackson and Lindsey Studzinski. A reception followed at Liberty Hall. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in theater at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. She is employed as the speech and theater teacher at Southwest Junior High School. The groom is a 1996 graduate of William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, Colo. He received a Bachelor of Arts in American history from Kansas University in 2001. He is employed as employer programs manager at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Schmidt and Weiss

Kelsey Schmidt and Matt Weiss, Lawrence, announce their engagement. Kelsey is the daughter of Tim and Debi Schmidt, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Matt is the son of Mitch Weiss and Candy Weiss, both of Mason City, Iowa. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Northern University High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Luther College, Iowa. She is employed as a teacher at Community Children's Center Head Start, Lawrence. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Mason City High School, Iowa. He received an associates degree at North Iowa Area Community College and a bachelor's degree at DeVry University. He is employed in the information technology department at Sutherland Lumber, Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a May 31 wedding at St. John Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Crady and Maxfield

Hal and Debby Crady, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jama Crady, to Zac Maxfield, both of Redondo Beach, Calif. Zac is the son of Steve and Candice Maxfield, Arlington, Texas. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. She is employed as a teacher and cheer coach at Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. The future groom is a graduate of Lamar High School and Kansas University. He is employed as a medical sales representative for Conmed Linvatec Corp. The couple plan an Aug. 15 wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence.

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Schwieder and Treguboff

Amber Treguboff and Danny Schwieder were married Jan. 25, 2008, at First Christian Church, Fayetteville, Ark., with the Rev. Ted Wenger officiating. Maid of honor was Whitney Vickrey. Best man was Steve Flickinger. Bridesmaids were Robin Pelton, Kristen Haug, Kristin Schwieder and Karin Schwieder. Groomsmen were Don Eppinette, David Fields, Levi Howard, and Kyle Jones. Ring Bearer was Seth Pelton. Flower Girls were Sami Pelton and Colette Pelton. Wedding coordinator was Susan Foley. Guestbook and coordinator was Jill Chaney. Musician and Vocalist was Rachel Hahn. A reception was given at The Inn at Carnall Hall, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. The bride is the daughter of Tim Treguboff, Lake Plumas, Calif., and Debra Coats, Auburn. She attended Allen County Community College, Johnson County Community College and Kansas University. She lived in Lawrence previously and was employed by Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Stephens Insurance. The groom is the son of Fred and Donna Schwieder, Cincinnati, Ark. He received a bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in church history from Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C. He is employed as a Realtor at Integrity Real Estate Group, Farmington, Ark., and a volunteer emergency medical technician and firefighter for Washington County, Ark. The couple reside in Cincinnati, Ark.

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Kreutz and Eck

Kristine Eck and Joakim Kreutz were married on February 2, 2008, at Häver Church in Hallstavik, Sweden. The bride is the daughter of Kathy Remboldt Pine, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Arne Olsson and Ingbritt Kreutz, Ã-rebro, Sweden. Maid of honor was Rachel Ginsburg. Best man was Jonas Landstrm. Toastmaster was MÃ¥rten Sandmark. Photographers were Mark and Marianne Earthy. A reception was given at Skebo Manor. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Kansas University in 2000. She received a masters degree in political science from Uppsala University, Sweden. She is a doctorate student majoring in peace and conflict studies at Uppsala University. Joakim is a 1992 graduate of Risbergska High School in Ã-rebro. He received a Master of Arts degree in political science from Uppsala University in 2002. He is employed as a researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. The couple reside in Uppsala, Sweden.

Anniversary

Peters

William "Sonny" and Sarah Peters celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise, The Grand Mediterranean, in September 2007. The trip was a gift from their daughter, Satin Kays. William O. Peters Jr. and Sarah Housworth were married in Muskogee, Okla., March 28, 1958. Both are graduates of Lawrence High. Sonny attended Kansas University. The couple had two children, Satin Kays, Lawrence, and the late Chris Peters. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Simmons

Candice Rukes and Aaron Simmons were married July 28, 2007, at Central United Methodist Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. Maria Campbell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Deb Rukes, Overbrook. The groom is the son of John and Susan Simmons, Shawnee. Maid of honor was Maggie Smith. Best man was Phil Mears. Bridesmaids were Jodi Bachelor, Ashley Wiscombe and Stephanie Denton. Groomsmen were Brian Simmons, Chris Swindle and Aaron Blair. Candlelighters were Mika Eded and Katie Burgess. Flower girls were Hannah-Kate Mulanax and Molly Mulanax. Ushers were Josh Rukes and Aaron Nelson. A reception followed at Steve's Place, Lawrence. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Santa Fe Trail High School, Carbondale. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2005. She is employed as an assistant general manager of Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Leavenworth High School. He plans to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from KU in May. He joined the Army Reserves in 2000 and was placed in active status when he was commissioned overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Volmut and States

Jennifer States and David Volmut, both of Richland, Wash., announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Jim and Mary States, North Platte, Neb. David is the son of Joyce Volmut, Topeka. The bride-to-be is a graduate of North Platte Senior High School and Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln. She is employed as an energy specialist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She was previously employed at JW Prairie Wind Power LLC in Lawrence. The future groom is a graduate of Topeka West High School and Kansas University. He is studying viticulture and enology at Yakima Valley Community College in Washington. He was previously employed at Sunflower Cablevision in Lawrence. The couple plan an Aug. 31 wedding in Nebraska City, Neb.

Engagement

Holthaus and Hestwood

John and Carol Hestwood, Overland Park, and Randy and Donna Holthaus, Seneca, announce the engagement of their children Jamie Hestwood and Aaron Holthaus, both of Tonganoxie. The future bride graduated from Baker University School of Nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse for Saint Luke's Home Care and Shawnee Mission Medical Center's emergency department. She plans to graduate in 2009 with a Master of Health Administration degree. The future groom graduated from Manhattan Area Technical College. He is employed as a lineman for Westar Energy in Lawrence. The couple plan a July 26 wedding in Siesta Key, Fla. A reception will follow on Aug. 9 in Mission.

Engagement

Greenlee and Martens

Bonny Martens and Zach Greenlee, both of Panama City, Fla., announce their engagement. Bonny is the daughter of Alroy Martens, Fisher, Ill., and Marcia Segraves, Lawrence. Zach is the son of Rick Greenlee, Topeka, and Sarah Cottrell, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Kansas State University in 2005. She received a Master of Science in curriculum and instruction, reading and language arts, from KSU in 2007. She is a first grade teacher at Parker Elementary, Panama City, Fla. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. He is a member of the United States Air Force stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Fla. The couple plan a June 5 wedding in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Engagement

Turk and Oakleaf

Paul Oakleaf, Independence, and Debbie Oakleaf, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Oakleaf, to Brian Turk, Baldwin City. Brian is the son of Gary and Donita Turk, Baldwin City. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2007 graduate of Kansas State University. She is a law student at Washburn University. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Baldwin High School. He is a civil engineering student at Kansas University. The couple plan a May 31 wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Center in Lawrence.

Engagement

Kabus and Farmer

Terra Farmer, Oskaloosa, and Ben Kabus, McLouth, announce their engagement. Terra is the daughter of Terry and Barbara Farmer, Oskaloosa. Ben is the son of Bill and Betsy Kabus, McLouth. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and a 2006 graduate of the AmeriCorps GRASP program, Wichita. She is co-owner of The Friendly Kansan Restaurant in Oskaloosa and a local childcare provider. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of McLouth High School. He received an Associate of Science degree in agronomy from Cloud County Community College, Concordia, in 2004. He is employed by Dailey Farms, McLouth. The couple plan a June 21 wedding in Oskaloosa.

Anniversary

Gelvin

Ralph and Donna Gelvin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family in the Hawaiian Islands. Ralph Gelvin and Donna Landrith were married March 14, 1948, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University. They lived in Kansas City, Kan., while Donna attended the nursing program at Kansas University Medical Center. They have lived in Lawrence since her completion. Donna was a registered nurse for over forty years. Ralph worked at Landrith's Grocery after returning from active duty in the navy. He later worked for and retired from FMC after 25 years. They have been active members of the First Christian Church in Lawrence for over 50 years. They also have belonged to the Masonic Orders and several other different civic groups. They have two children: Sharylyn Lacey, and the late Phil Lacey, McPherson; and Ralph Jr. and Joann Gelvin, Lawrence. They have five grandchildren.

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