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Couples announcements January 29, 2011



Harris and Wilson

Janelle Harris, Wamego, along with Robert Wilson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Angela Harris and Bobby Wilson, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Wamego High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in special education, both from Kansas University, and is a special education teacher with the Lawrence School District. The future groom is also the son of the late Dolora Wilson. He is a graduate of Free State High School and is employed with City of Lawrence-Parks and Recreation Department. The couple plan a June 4, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.


Engler and Clarke

Breanna Engler, York, Neb., and Travis Clarke, Eudora, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Kevin and Connie Engler, York. She is a 2009 graduate of York High School. She is studying dental assisting and is a pre-dental hygiene major at Central Community College in Hastings, Neb. The future groom is the son of Gustin and Cynthia Andrews, Eudora, Sandy and Ben Gregory, Camdenton, Mo., and Jim Clarke, Camdenton. He is a 2008 graduate of Eudora High School and attended York College. He is serving in the U.S. Army and is a medic in the National Guard. The couple plan an Oct. 15, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.


Pottorff and Post

Retired Col. James Pottorff and his wife Judith announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Anne Pottorff, all of Lawrence, to Christopher August Post, Pensacola Fla. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Seabury Academy. She earned bachelor’s degrees in management and systems engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. in May 2010. She is a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army and is currently stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. The future groom is the son of Terrance Post, Pensacola, and the late Donna Post. He is a 2004 graduate of Pine Forrest High School in Pensacola and is an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army stationed in South Korea. He will earn bachelor’s degrees in literature and chemical engineering from West Point this May and will be a commissioned 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. The couple plan a May 22, 2011, wedding at the Most Holy Trinity Chapel at West Point, N.Y.


Shmalberg and Kauffman

Scott and Deb Shmalberg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Shmalberg, all of Lawrence, to Paul Kauffman, Manhattan. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School, a spring 2010 graduate of Kansas State University, and is employed in the Manhattan School District. The future groom is the son of Bryan and Tara Kauffman, Amarillo, Texas. He is a 2005 graduate of Amarillo High School, a December 2009 graduate of K-State, and is a regional sales representative for GTM Sportswear. The couple plan a July 2, 2011, wedding at the Longview Mansion in Lee’s Summit, Mo.


Hoyt and Langford

Jacinta Rene Langford and Nicholas Van Wagenen Hoyt, both of Lawrence, were married Nov. 26, 2010, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Buddy and Irene Langford, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John Hoyt, Perry, and Jane Hoyt, Lawrence. Maids of honor were Rebecca Roemeling and Jessica Stretz. Best man was Danny Barnett. Bridesmaids were Tunisia Crane and Grace Green. Groomsmen were Andrew Hoyt, Daniel Little and Justin Langford. Ushers were James Langford and Jonathan Langford. Readers were Steven Green and Jessica Garcia. Guestbook attendant was Jessica Levine. Program attendants were Sabrina Baumgart, Breanne Etkie and Valerie Hawley. Musician was Lisa Roush. Flower girl was Isabella Niems. Ringbearers were Jackson Langford and Jordan Langford. A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. She is the owner of digital marketing firm LangfordMedia. The groom is a graduate of Free State High School and KU. He is a project engineer at G.B.A. in Lenexa. The couple reside in Lawrence.


Hollingsworth and Harnden

Anna Marie Hollingsworth, McLouth, and Joel Palmer Harnden, Tonganoxie, were married Nov. 13, 2010, at the Lawrence Holidome, with the Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Sue Hollingsworth, McLouth. The groom is the son of William and Denise Harnden, Tonganoxie. Maid of honor was Sarah Durkes. Best man was Robert Harnden. Bridesmaids were Rachel Arnold and Caitlyn Hale. Groomsmen were Trace Trieb and William Harnden Jr. Ring/flower bearer was Jude Harnden. Guest book attendant was Sarah Larson. Ushers were Aaron Powell and Jonathan Powell. A reception followed at the Holidome. The couple reside in McLouth.


Woodward and Davis

Amanda Woodward, Lawrence, and Joshua Davis, Marquette, were married May 1, 2010, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, with Philip Pell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jon and Vickie Woodward, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Roger Davis, Lawrence, and the late Peggy Jo Davis. Matron of honor was Kimberly Turner. Maid of honor was Ashley Woodward. Best man was Matt Davis. Bridesmaids were Ellen Jones, Ashley Farnsworth and Umut Newbury. Groomsmen were Adam Jones, Joel Robben, Leo Meyers and Bryan Newbury. Ringbearer was Heath Turner. Flower girl was Aubrey Haught. Ushers were Jared Jones, Brady Jones and Kevin Trabert. A reception followed at Liberty Hall. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration and eMarketing from Franklin University in April 2010 and is the variable products coordinator at Waddell & Reed Inc. in Overland Park. The groom is a 1996 graduate of McPherson High School and attended Kansas University. He is a self-employed social media consultant. The couple reside in Lawrence.


Best and Kohls

Sarah Elizabeth Best, Larned, and Mark William Kohls, Ellsworth, were married Aug. 28, 2010, at Topeka Bible Church, with Doug Will officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Best, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Linda Kohls, Ellsworth, and the late Ralph Kohls. Maid of honor was Megan Foster. Best man was Matthew Kohls. Bridesmaid was April Best. Groomsman was Mark Best. Flower girls were Alissa Kohls and Natalie Kohls. Ringbearer was Lucas Kohls. Reader was Cory Clutter. Ushers were Kevin Kohls and Clint Jackson. Vocalist was Andrew Kohls. Pianist was Preston Sauers. A reception was given at Top of the Tower in Topeka. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Larned High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Kansas University in 2009. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Ellsworth High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from KU in 2003 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from KU Medical Center in 2008. He is the clinic director of Athletic and Rehabilitation Center in Topeka. The couple reside in Topeka.


Kinney and Pederson

Christina Marie Kinney and Daniel Scott Pederson, both of Shawnee, were married Aug. 21, 2010, at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City, with Judge Maurice “Moe” Ryan officiating. The bride is the daughter of Cliff and Mary Rice, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Jacki Pederson, Horton, and the late Jere Pederson. Matron of honor was Robin Moore. Best man was Tim Pederson. Junior bridesmaids were Hannah Moore, Sarah Myers and Megan Myers. Groomsmen were Robin Spencer and Justin Schmitt. Flower girl was Hallie Scott. Ringbearer was Jacob Schmitt. Ushers were Nicholas Pederson, Caleb Denton and Jonathan Denton. Program attendants were Connor Scott and Jay Myers. A reception followed at Stony Point Hall. The bride is employed in Johnson County, and the groom is employed with Chaney Inc., Lawrence. The couple reside in Shawnee.



Bill and Judy Osburn, Lecompton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St., Lawrence. Judy Mathis and Bill Osburn were married Jan. 28, 1961, in Parsons. Both Bill and Judy attended West Junior High School in Parsons. Bill served in the U.S. Army for five years during and after the Korean War. He worked in California, Oregon and Kansas City, Kan., prior to working at the Hercules Plant. He owned a Derby gas station in Lawrence and later retired from Lawrence Paper Company. Judy worked at a sewing factory in Parsons, and also in food service. She later became a seamstress. Recently, the couple have become involved in community service and church activities. They have four sons, Bill, and daughter-in-law Niki; Robert, Charley and John, all of Lawrence; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The couple request no gifts.

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