Loren and Beverly Dolezal, Lawrence, will be observing their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception at 11 a.m. Dec. 26 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, following the 10 a.m. service. The Dolezals celebrated their anniversary earlier with their daughter and her husband on a Caribbean cruise in October. The couple were married on Dec. 26, 1960, at the First Presbyterian Church in Topeka. Loren’s career was in the film industry as an animation photographer and sound recorder. Bev retired in May after a 48-year career as an early childhood teacher. They have a a daughter, Becky Parks and husband the Rev. Tom, Muskegon, Mich.; two sons, Darry, Columbia, Mo., and Bryan and wife Ruthie, Marion, Iowa; and 11 grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.
Michael and Charlyne Michnick, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 28 in the Malott Room at the Kansas Memorial Union. The couple were married Dec. 27, 1960, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence and are members of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. They have a daughter, Julie Workman, Marysville, Wash.; and a son, Steven and wife Marci, Roeland Park.
Wilson and Luebe
Wilson-Luebe Kristina Wilson and Brad Luebe, both of Houston, were married Oct. 23, 2010, on the South Lawn of Green Pastures in Austin, Texas, with Jane Pettit officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Vinland. The groom is the son of Matt and Joanna Luebe, Houston. Maid of honor was Brandee Baker. Best man was Cullen Scott. Bridesmaids were Audrey Lynn Johnson and Lauren Walsh. Groomsmen were Ross Luebe and Michael Mitchell. Flower girls were Emma Eberhart, Kaidren Eberhart and Molly Goodman. Ringbearers were Michael Eberhart, Kaleb Eberhart and Wallace Reynolds. The bridal house party were Sarah Vannatter, Nicole Townley, Leah Robarts, Angela Eberhart, Brandie Reynolds, Chelsea Goodman, Meagan Luebe, Shannon Wilson and Jessie Wilson. Ushers were Brad Wilson, Spencer Wilson, Isaiah Eberhart, Jonathan Reynolds and Andy Goodman. A reception followed at Green Pastures. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Baldwin High School, a 2002 graduate of Abilene Christian University, and is a senior interior designer at Laura U in Houston. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Deer Park High School, a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and is the vice president at Avadek in Houston. The couple reside in Houston.
Ballard and Hemenway
Ballard-Hemenway Marissa Ballard and Arna Bontemps Hemenway, both of Lawrence, were married July 10, 2010, at the Kansas Union Ballroom with Rachel McNamee officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Julie Squires, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Robert and Leah Hemenway, Lawrence. Maids of honor were Cassie Boucher and Samantha Arnold. Best man was Bonnie Toplikar. Bridesmaids were Emmalee Squires and Jessica Bowersock. Groomsmen were Zach Hemenway, Gardner Burg and Paul Bireta. A reception was given at Abe and Jake’s Landing. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education in family and consumer sciences from Pittsburg State University in May, and is a legal assistant at Bray and Klockau P.L.C. in Iowa City, Iowa. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Iowa in May 2009. He is currently the Truman Capote Fellow of Fiction Writing while pursuing a master’s degree in fiction from the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop. The couple reside in Iowa City.
Schwering and Rastok
Randy and Barbara Schwering, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lauren Schwering, to Ryan Patrick Rastok, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008 and a master’s degree in education in August, both from Kansas University, and is an early childhood education teacher at Gardner Elementary School. The future groom is the son of Tom Rastok, Tonganoxie, and Patricia Writt, Lawrence. He is a 2005 graduate of Free State, earned dual bachelor’s degrees in environmental policy and geographic information sciences from KU in May, and is an environmental scientist for a private company based out of Kansas City, Kan. The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.
Kellogg and Breithaupt
Charles and Kathy Kellogg, Lecompton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Kellogg to Grady Breithaupt, both of Mission. The future bride is a 1997 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2002 and is the 10 p.m. news producer at KCTV5 in Fairway. The future groom is the son of Bruce and Cathy Breithaupt, Rantoul. He is a 1993 graduate of Wellsville High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from University of Phoenix, and is employed as a routing analyst for Apria Healthcare in Lenexa. The couple plan a April 16, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.
Stuart and Robson
Jessica Elise Stuart, Lawrence, and Brandon Levi Robson, Eudora, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Michael and Lisa Stuart, Lawrence. She is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School and is employed at Stuart Chiropractic Health Center in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Steve Robson, Lawrence, and Theresa and Charles Cates, Eudora. He is a 2005 graduate of Eudora High School and is employed with Hallmark Inc. and Ace Bail Bonds Inc., both in Lawrence. The couple plan a March 2011 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Huntzinger and Randel
Amber Huntzinger and Jeffery Randel, formerly of Lawrence, were married Aug. 28, 2010, on the beach at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Pat Huntzinger, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Greg and Phyllis Randel, Eudora, and Debbie and Bob Baker, Apple Valley, Calif. Maid of honor was Erin Huntzinger. Matron of honor was Heather Homuth. Best woman was Megan Eskander. Best man was Chris Baker. Flower girls were Anna Randel and Marlee Eskander. A wedding dinner was held at the resort following the ceremony. A reception was held Sept. 4, 2010, at the Cashew in Kansas City, Mo. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2002 and is employed at the American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High and is employed by GSR Construction, Lawrence.
Crowe and Hartley
Laura Crowe, Lawrence, and Brett Hartley, Morrill, were married Sept. 18, 2010, at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Charlie Robinson officiating. Maid of honor was Jennifer Crowe. Best man was Tyler Frederick. Bridesmaids were Tricia Dalaba and Pamela Old. Groomsmen were Nathan Parsons and Travis Frederick. Flower girl was Tish Old. Ushers were Mike Seetin and Eric Saler. A duet was sung by Travis and Melody Frederick. Guestbook attendant was Crystallynn Quigley. A reception was given at Maceli’s. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Kansas University in 2008 and 2009, was awarded public accountant certification in May, and works for CBIZ MHM, LLC in Topeka. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Sabetha High School. He will earn an associate’s degree in industrial technology from Washburn University in December and is an automotive technician at Dale Willey Automotive. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Lomas and Figueira
Alison Christine Lomas and Robert Jay Figueira, both of Lawrence, were married Aug. 15, 2010, at Pachamama’s Alton Ballroom in Lawrence, with Judge James George officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Susan Lomas, Lawrence. The groom is the son of David Figueira, St. Louis, and Janis Harvey, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Samantha Peterson. Best man was Christopher Trepinski. A reception followed in the ballroom. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management and leadership from Kansas University and is employed in human resources at Systems Material Handling in Olathe. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Free State and earned bachelor’s degrees in French and theater design from KU. He is currently attending the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in Pittsburgh for a Master’s of Fine Arts in lighting design. The couple reside in Lawrence and Pittsburgh.
Hubert and Connie Pritchett, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an early reception for family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 26 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. The event will be hosted by their daughter and her family. Hubert Pritchett and Connie Lipp were married Jan. 20, 1961. Hubert graduated from Lawrence High School and worked at Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence. Connie also graduated from Lawrence High and worked at the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office. They have a daughter, Sheree Bower and husband Tom, Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Krista, Joshua and Amber Bower; and a daughter, the late Debbie Prentice, who died in 2009. The couple request no gifts.