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Couples announcements June 10, 2017




Gary and Linda Stanwix, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 9, 2017. Gary Stanwix and Linda Beers were married on June 9, 1967 in Lawrence, KS. Gary is retired from Black Hills Energy and Linda is retired from Lawrence Public Schools. The couple have one son, Kyle Stanwix, Lawrence and one daughter, Jennifer Hamon, Lawrence. They also have 4 granddaughters and one great grandson.


Garrison and Bode

Henry Bode Jr. of Towanda, KS and Robin Ridgeway of Blue Springs, MO announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha May Bode, to David Dean Garrison Jr., son of David Dean Sr. and Kelly Garrison of Vinland, KS. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, MO. She graduated from Kansas State University in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and is attending a master’s program in marketing at Southern New Hampshire University. She is currently employed as a Channel Sales Specialist at Merck Animal Health in De Soto, KS. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Baldwin High School in Baldwin City, KS. He graduated from Johnson County Community College in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Construction Science and Management. He is currently employed as a Foreman for Sunflower Paving Inc. in Lawrence, KS. The couple is planning a September 23, 2017 wedding at the Vinland United Methodist Church, Vinland, KS, followed by a reception at the Vinland Fair Grounds.

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