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Couples announcements for May 2011

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Engagement

Crowl and McFarland

Ashlee Crowl and Steven McFarland, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Steve and Lynda Crowl, Topeka. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science from Kansas University. The future groom is the son of Bruce McFarland, Raytown, Mo., and Joan Neal, Tonganoxie. He earned bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and sculpture from KU. The couple plan a June 4, 2011, wedding at Pachamama’s.

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Gilkerson and Tuttle

Herb and Jane Tuttle, Lawrence, along with Don and Verlee Gilkerson, Kearney, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Michelle Gilkerson, Kearney, and Victor Tuttle, Lawrence. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Kearney High School. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Emporia State University in 2007 and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Florida in 2009. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Emporia State in 2008. He is a social studies teacher at Healy High School. He is also the track coach, the Scholars Bowl coach and the assistant football coach at the high school. The couple plan a July 16, 2011, wedding at Tuscan Ballroom in Liberty, Mo.

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Nichols and Potter

William and Elizabeth Stark, Lawrence, and Kip and Peggy Nichols, Olathe, along with Marla and Tracy Potter, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their children, Brandi Lee Nichols and Tress Adam Potter, both of Baldwin City. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Kansas University and is studying for a master’s degree in public affairs from Park University. She is employed at a local nonprofit agency. The future groom is also a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High. He has been employed as a water distribution operator with the city of Lawrence for four years. The couple plan a July 16, 2011, wedding at the future groom’s grandparent’s home in Edgerton.

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Larson and Frederick

Dudley and Sally Larson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Brett Larson, to Danielle Frederick, both of Hebron, Neb. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Free State High School. He earned bachelor’s degrees in health and physical education from Kansas University in 2004. He is pursuing a master’s degree in administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He teaches physical education and is the head wrestling coach at Thayer Central High School in Hebron. The future bride is the daughter of Steve and Deb Frederick, Plano, Texas. She is a 2003 graduate of Hayden High School in Topeka. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and business from KU in 2008. She is a youth specialist supervisor at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva, Neb. The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Jimboy

Thomas and Rosemary Jimboy, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 309, 1803 W. Sixth St., Lawrence. Rosemary Mills and Thomas Jimboy were married May 5, 1961, in Lawrence. Thomas served in the U.S. Army with Company L, 28th Infantry, Eighth Division. He graduated from Haskell Institute on May 27, 1960. He was a self-employed brick mason for Jimboy Masonry in Lawrence. Rosemary also graduated from Haskell Institute on May 27, 1960. She retired from Haskell Indian Nations University in 2005, after 40 years of service. They have a daughter, Twylla Jimboy, Lawrence; a son, Todd, and a daughter-in-law, Colleen, Blue Springs, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Tilley

Gerald and Birtie Tilley, Berryton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family. The couple were married May 27, 1961, in Fitzhugh, Okla. Gerald was a high school chemistry teacher. He later became the principal at Fairfield High School and was also the principal at Eudora High School and Shawnee Heights Middle School. Birtie was an elementary school teacher in the De Soto, Wellsville and Auburn-Washburn school districts. They have a son, Kyle, and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Tilley, Overland Park; a daughter, Lori Troilo, and son-in-law, Mark, Rose Hill; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Cards may be sent to the couple at P.O. Box 98, Rose Hill, KS 67133.

Wedding

Musick and Wood

Autumn Musick, Eudora, and Joshua Wood, Lecompton, were married April 9, 2011, at Eudora United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Carlyle officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Anita Musick, Eudora. The groom is the son of Burke and Susan Wood, Lecompton. Maid of honor was Amanda Tice. Best man was Kyle Hertlein. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Musick and Ashley Jellison. Groomsmen were Nick Clearwater and Chris Wood. Ushers were Dustin Carlyle and Donald Musick. The bride is attending Colorado Technical University and is studying for an associate degree in criminal justice. The groom is employed with Hamm. The couple reside in Linwood.

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Sims

Virginia and Kenneth Sims, De Soto, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 at their home. The couple were married April 27, 1951, in Martinsville, Mo. They have two sons, Ken and daughter-in-law, Connie, and Tony and daughter-in-law, Trish; and two grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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Hoffer

Mary Jane and Russell Hoffer, Lecompton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at Lecompton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 402 Elmore St., Lecompton. The couple were married May 18, 1961, at Ozawkie Evangelical United Brethren Church. Mary Jane is a graduate of Ozawkie Rural High School and is employed with the Kansas University School of Business. Russell is a graduate of Highland Park Rural High School in Topeka and retired from E&E Display Group in Lawrence in 2003. They have three sons, Brett and daughter-in-law, Sara, Kansas City, Kan., Rodney and daughter-in-law Julie, and Royall and daughter-in-law Raquan, all of Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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Bohardt and Reanier

Holly Bohardt, Lawrence, and Patrick Reanier, Seattle, were married March 12, 2011, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Tom Brady officiating. The bride is the daughter of Carol Ball, Lawrence, and the late John Ball. The groom is the son of Burton Reanier, Everett, Wash., and Carol Reanier, Bainbridge Island, Wash. Maid of honor was Julie Elston. Best man was Chris Reanier. Flower girl was Emily Elston. Ringbearers were Jack Reanier and William Elston. Readers were Kelly Jo Karnes and Mark Leonardson. A reception was given at Adams Alumni Center. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Jackson

John and Anne Jackson, rural Baldwin City, formerly of Berryton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 28 at the American Legion in downtown Baldwin City. Anne Denison and John Jackson were married May 28, 1961, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredonia. John was a civil engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation in bridge design. Anne was a registered nurse in Topeka. They have three sons, Brian and daughter-in-law Lisa, Olathe; Steve, Baldwin City; and Eric and daughter-in-law, Heidi; and three grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Babcock and Gunter

Jocelyn Babcock and Travis Gunter, both of Merriam, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Susan and John Esau, and Stan Hazlett, all of Lawrence, and Don and Sherry Babcock, Cape Girardeau, Mo. She is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Kansas University in 2005 and is the assistant director of accounting at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Melissa Gunter, and Steve and Terry Gunter, all of Shawnee. He is a 1997 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from KU in 2003 and is a free-lance architect and owner of Karma Designs. The couple plan a Sept. 10, 2011, wedding in Carmel Valley, Calif.

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Friedt and Steiner

Florian and Jacqueline Friedt announce the engagement of their daughter, Lexi Jo Friedt, to Jared Walter Steiner, all of Dickinson, N.D. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Trinity High School and a 2007 graduate of Dickinson State University. She is a kindergarten teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Dickinson. The future groom is the son of Keith and Francine Steiner, Lawrence, and Nadine Steiner, Bismarck, N.D. He is a 2001 graduate of Dickinson High School. The couple plan a May 21, 2011, wedding at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dickinson.

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Wallace and Squires

Jeff Wallace, Eudora, and Gayle and Cindy Lutz, Lawrence, along with Ken and Kathy Squires, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Ashly Wallace and Tim Squires, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She will earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kansas University this May and will student-teach kindergarten at Sunflower Elementary School in Gardner. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and information systems from KU in 2010 and is a system engineer for Cerner Corporation in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The couple plan a July 23, 2011, wedding at the Kansas Union in Lawrence.

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Woodward and Reyes

Mike and Kathy Woodward, Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Woodward, to Bryan Reyes, both of Jacksonville, Fla. The future bride is a graduate of Eudora High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University and is the marketing manager for Genesis Group in Jacksonville. The future groom is the son of Steve Reyes, Lawtey, Fla., and Patty Reyes, Starke, Fla. He is a graduate of Bradford County High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Florida. He is a licensed certified public accountant and is a senior tax manager for the Griggs Group CPAs in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The couple plan a Nov. 4, 2011, wedding in Jacksonville.

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Lawless and Cobb

Holly Lawless and John Cobb, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Pete and Marsha Rich, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Alan and Nina Cobb, Lawrence. The couple plan a May 28, 2011, wedding at The New Life In Christ Church in Lawrence.

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Lawhorn and Gering

Drs. David and Stephanie Lawhorn announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Lawhorn, to Joshua Gering, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. She is a second-year law student at Michigan State University. The future groom is the son of Robert and Lisa Gering, Lawrence. He is also a graduate of Lawrence High. He attended KU and completed paramedic school. He is a paramedic with the Lansing-Mason Ambulance Service in Lansing, Mich. The couple plan a June 4, 2011, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Allen and Scott

Rand and Gail Allen announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Allen, all of Lawrence, to Taylor Scott, Wichita. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas University in 2009 and is employed with The Navigators at KU. The future groom is the son of Mark and Alison Scott, Wichita. He is a 2006 graduate of Wichita North High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from KU in 2010 and is also employed with The Navigators. The couple plan an Oct. 1, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Laster and Criss

Tere Laster and Mike Criss, both of Lawrence, were married Dec. 4, 2010, at the V.F.W., with Carmen Hocking officiating. The bride is the daughter of Leonard Laster, Bakersfield, Calif., and Velda Gabel, Sugar Grove, Ill. The groom is the son of Janice Doores, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Amanda Mische. Best man was Michael Criss Jr. Bridesmaids were Khela Smith, Amber Criss and Samantha Criss. Groomsmen were Steve Shades and Rick Aldrich. Flower girl was Savannah Criss. Ringbearer was Clayton Mische. The bride was escorted by her son, Connor Smith. A reception followed at the V.F.W. The bride graduated from De Soto Senior High School and is employed with MV Transportation. The groom graduated from Lawrence High School and is employed with Engineered Air. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Price and Stephens

Danielle Price, Baldwin City, and Richard Stephens, Sterling, were married March 18, 2011, at the home of the bride’s father, Mark Shuck, with the Rev. Ira DeSpain officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark Shuck, Baldwin City, and Janna Shuck, Ottawa. The groom is the son of Mark and Casondra Stephens, Sterling. The flower girl was Cydnee Price, the daughter of the bride. A reception will be given July 31 at Steve’s Place in Lawrence. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business from Baker University in 2003. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Sterling High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre and film from Kansas University in 2004. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Diedel and Denny

Jennifer Denny and Drew Diedel, both of Lawrence, were married Nov. 6, 2010, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mick Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Judy Denny, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Raymond and Barbara Diedel, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kristina Sink. Best man was James Herron. Bridesmaids were Angela Silvers and Courtney Herron. Groomsmen were Daniel Sink and Tim Silvers. Ringbearer was Ty Silvers. Flower girl was Emily Silvers. A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Bewsher and Grimes

Jessica Bewsher and Shaun Grimes, both of Lawrence, were married Jan. 8, 2011, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Joshua Longbottom officiating. The bride is the daughter of Allen Bewsher, Wichita. The groom is the son of Harold and Diania Miller, Haysville. Maid of honor was Jennifer Bewsher. Best man was Nathan Miller. Bridesmaids were Jessica Dohrman, Laura Naibert and Erin Knight. Groomsmen were Adam Hale, Harold Miller and Pete McMillan. Flower girl was Lexie Miller. A reception was given at Maceli’s. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Barkley and Olson

David and Ruth Barkley, Baldwin City, along with David and Janet Olson, Hiawatha, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Barkley and Jeremy Olson, both of Manhattan. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science/biotechnology from Kansas State University in 2009. She has been employed by Cross Country Genetics in Westmoreland since graduation. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Horton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture technology management/agronomy from K-State in 2009 and also a master’s degree in agronomy from K-State this May. He is employed as an agronomist by Pederson Seed and Services Inc., Hiawatha. The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding at Zion Lutheran Church in Everest.

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Plante and Hawkins

Bob and Eileen Plante, Plainville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Plante, to Jeff Hawkins, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Plainville High School and Kansas University. She is the executive assistant to the president of the KU Alumni Association and the cheer coach at Perry-Lecompton High School. The future groom is the son of Floyd Jr. and Addye Hawkins, Kansas City, Kan. He is a graduate of Sumner Academy and KU. He is employed with the Perry-Lecompton school district and is the head boys basketball coach at PLHS. The couple plan a May 28, 2011, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.

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Ventura and Davis

John and Brenda Ventura announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Ventura, to Jeremy Davis, all of Bonner Springs. The future bride is a graduate of Bonner Springs High School. She attended Kansas University and is studying for a bachelor’s degree in nursing at The University of St. Mary. The future groom is the son of Edward and Carmen Davis, Edwardsville. He is also a graduate of Bonner Springs High School. He attended Kansas State University and studied elementary education. The couple plan a July 29, 2011, wedding in Kansas City, Kan.

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Adams and Retter

Alicia Nichole Adams and Cassidy Cole Retter, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Don and D’Ann Adams, Neodesha. She attended Neodesha High School and Baker University, and is a registered nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Overland Park. The future groom is the son of Jerry Retter and Carolyn Retter, both of Lawrence. He attended Lawrence High School and is the vice president of Mesler Roofing Siding and Windows in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 17, 2011, wedding at the home of the bride’s parents in Neodesha.

Anniversary

Oest and Oest

Janet and Frederick Oest Jr., Bonner Springs, will celebrate 45 years of marriage today. The event is being hosted by their daughters at the Oest residence. Janet Gale Knotts and Frederick Herman Oest Jr. were married May 21, 1966, in Clifton, N.J. Fred Oest served in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1956 to 1960. He is a retired small engine mechanic from Coast to Coast Hardware Store in Lawrence. Janet is a retired certified nurse assistant after seven years of service. She also worked as an X-ray technician and a paraprofessional at a preschool. The couple have five daughters, Donna Oest and Diana Oest, both of Bonner Springs, Dawn Oest-Calderwood, Baldwin City, and Robin Oest-Steinbacher, Edwardsville, and the late Vahlea Oest; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. The couple request no gifts.

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Novelo and Ellis

Luna Celeste Novelo, Vinland, and Matthew Robert Ellis, West Valley City, Utah, were married on Dec. 18, 2010, at the historic Eccles Mansion in Ogden, Utah, with Bishop Joshua Petterson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jaime Novelo, Caye Caulker, Belize, and Cindy Novelo, Lawrence. The groom is the son of David and Paula Ellis, West Valley City. Maid of honor was Leila Novelo. Best man was Dallin Miller. Bridesmaids were Jessica Salazar, Tracie Bacon, Tessa Dick and Trishelle Rollo. Groomsmen were Kade Brower, Gavin McKenna, Cameron Harp and Jordan West. Flower girls were Rylee Astill and Gracee Astill. Ringbearer was Jeremiah Novelo. Special music was provided by the bride’s mother. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Baldwin High School and the groom is a 2007 graduate of Hunter High School in West Valley City. The couple reside in South Weber, Utah.

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Hannon and Smale

Les and Pat Hannon, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a small family celebration. Norman Leslie “Les” Hannon and Patricia “Pat” Ann Smale were married June 2, 1951, in Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa. They first met in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After three years in Johannesburg, they moved back to England and Les joined an industrial management consulting company. The couple moved many times on various projects in the United Kingdom. They later moved to the U.S. where Les has worked in Newark, N.J., Cumberland, Md., Kansas City, Mo., Washington Court House, Ohio, and Lawrence, as well as other international countries such as Nigeria, Quebec, Canada, Sydney, Australia, and Dublin, Ireland. In Lawrence, Les was recruited to run the Gustin Bacon plant (later Aeroquip). In 1978, he rejoined the Richard Muther Industrial Management Consulting firm. In 1982, Les and a partner bought out the founder and formed the Leawood Consulting Group. Les retired in 2000. Pat was a homemaker. She joined the Kidney Foundation in Topeka after their son, Mike, was killed in a motorcycle accident. She spoke widely on organ donations in schools in northeast Kansas, at Kansas University and on radio, TV and print. They have a son, Philip, Shawnee; a daughter, Sarah Hannon-Dahm, Tulsa, Ok.; and four grandchildren.

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Eggenberger

James and Lucille Eggenberger, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 at the Masonic Center in Lawrence. James Eggenberger and Lucille Brandon were married June 3, 1961, in Topeka. Jim worked in the automobile industry and retired from General Electric Insurance. He now works part-time for the Lawrence Scottish Rite at the Lawrence Masonic Center. Lucille worked in the vital statistics department for the state of Kansas, Lawrence Clinical Laboratory, and retired from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. They have a son, Brian, Wichita; a daughter, Brenda Fuentez and son-in-law, John, Gardner; and four grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Niebaum

Jerry and Judy Niebaum, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on June 11 in Poipu, Kauai. They were married June 11, 1961, in Caldwell. The couple began dating at Caldwell High School in 1956. Jerry graduated from Kansas University in 1961. He retired from KU as a computing administrator in 2004. Judy graduated from KU in 1962. She retired as an elementary teacher in the Eudora school district in 1999. They have made their home southeast of Lawrence since 1981. The couple have a son, Richard, and daughter-in-law, Laurie Weber, Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Jerri Clark, and son-in-law, Matt, Vancouver, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

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Joy

Betsy and Maurice Joy, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June. The event will be celebrated with their children and families at a reception dinner and family reunion in Norfolk, Va. The couple were married on June 2, 1961, in Norman, Okla., after they both graduated from the University of Oklahoma. They moved to Lawrence in 1969, where Maurice became a professor at Kansas University and taught business and finance in the School of Business. They have three sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Rachel, Norfolk; Scott and Ilze, Boulder, Colo.; and Kirk and Debbie, Baltimore. They also have six grandchildren.

Engagement

Price and Budahl

Ritch and Cindy Price, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Ritchie Price, San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Katie Budahl, Mitchell, S.D. The future groom graduated from Kansas University in 2007. The future bride is the daughter of Mark and Kathy Budahl, Mitchell. She graduated from South Dakota State University in 2010. The couple plan an Aug. 6, 2011, wedding in Mitchell.

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Robinson and Cornejo

Gregory Robinson announces the engagement of his son, Brian Wills Robinson, both of Lawrence, to Ashley Cindy Cornejo, Lake Forest, Calif. The future groom is also the son of Pamela Robinson, Minneapolis. He is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and is currently serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in Pensacola, Fla. He is a Navy Corpsman with a surgical technician specialty designation and is also attending Pensacola State College for a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The future bride is the daughter of Giovanni and Jeanette Cornejo, Lake Forest. She is a 2007 graduate of El Toro High School in Lake Forest and is attending Pensacola State College for a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The couple plan a June 4, 2011, wedding in Laguna Beach, Calif.

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Little and Kuennen

Jerry and Brenda Little, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa D. Little, to Denny Kuennen, both of Des Moines, Iowa. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a degree in leisure, youth, and human services from the University of Northern Iowa and is employed by Ankeny YMCA as an aquatics director. The future groom is the son of Adrian and Marilyn Kuennen, Fort Atkinson, Iowa. He earned a degree in business administration with an emphasis in management from the University of Northern Iowa and is employed with Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa as an Illinois/Wisconsin crop hail underwriter. The couple plan an Oct. 22, 2011, wedding in Des Moines.

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