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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

Richardson

Earl and Teresa Richardson, Lawrence, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Maui.
They were married Jan. 5, 1981.
Earl graduated from Kansas University with a degree in journalism. He has worked for more than 20 years as a newspaper and freelance photographer. He owns and operates Earl Richardson Photography. He attends Kansas University's School of Law. Teresa graduated from KU with a degree in business administration and accounting. She is employed as the chief financial officer of Harris Construction Co.
The couple's children are Aimee Richardson, Mallory Richardson and Kelsey Richardson, all of Lawrence.

Engagement

Keane

Robert Keane and Marie-Teresa Wisler

Judith Augustine, Kansas City, Kan., James L. Wisler, Lawrence, and the late Shelah Wisler, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marie-Teresa "Tess" Wisler, Lawrence, to Robert Ryan Keane, Leavenworth, son of Robert E. and Maryann Keane, Lansing.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She is a legal secretary for Wisler Law Offices and a legal researcher for Thomson West. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Leavenworth High School. He is sales manager for Daycom Inc.
The couple plan an Oct. 14, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Wissink

Jessica and Nicholas Wissink

Jessica Katich and Nicholas Wissink were married Nov. 26, 2005, at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence with the Rev. James Sanchez officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Laura Katich, Lawrence, and the late John Katich. The groom is the son of Allan and Mary Kay Wissink, Lincoln, Neb.

Matron of honor was Lisa McDermott. Maid of honor was Sara Katich. Bridesmaids were Kim Marshall, Michelle Chase, Jennifer Carlson and Noelle Wissink. Best man was Nate Wissink. Groomsmen were Brian Newland, Jon DeBoer, Jamie DenHartog, Josh Ribbens and Brian Inselman.

Flower girl was Macie McDermott. Ring bearer was Connor Chase. Ushers were Jake Dinan, Daniel Wissink and Tanner Wycoff.

A reception was given at the Lawrence Holidome.

The bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a degree in human biology and psychology in 2001 from Kansas University. She received a doctorate of physical therapy in 2005 from Creighton University. She is a physical therapist at Immanuel Rehabilitation Center in Omaha, Neb.

The groom is a 1998 graduate of Pius X High School in Lincoln, Neb. He graduated in 2002 from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, with a degree in exercise science and in 2005 from Creighton University with a doctorate in physical therapy. He is employed as an owner of Nebraska Doctors of Physical Therapy, PC in Omaha, Neb.
The couple reside in Omaha, Neb.

Wedding

Seward

Emily and Ian Seward

Emily Smith Cowles and Ian Anthony Seward were married June 21, 2005, in Paradise Cove, near Haines, Alaska.
The bride is the daughter of Alan and Linda Cowles, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bernard and Joanna Seward, Denver.

Lara Birkes, of Columbia, Mo., was maid of honor. The groom's father was best man.
A reception followed the ceremony in Paradise Cove.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in systematics and biology from Kansas University in 2001. She is the development director of the Takshanuk Watershed Council in Haines, Alaska.

The groom attended Prescott College and is a graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He is a skilled wood artisan and has his own business in Haines, Alaska.

The couple reside in Haines, Alaska.

Wedding

Zygmunt

Jennifer Piotr Zygmunt

Jennifer Moore and Piotr Zygmunt were married June 11, 2005, at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood with the Rev. Rob Winger officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Thomas Moore, Leawood, and Judy Moore, Prairie Village. The groom is the son of Jan and Elzbieta Zygmunt, Longmont, Colo.

Matron of honor was Kristin Bechard. Bridesmaids were Emily Harris, Sarah Tomberlin, Allie May, Cheyenna Moore and Stacey Baldwin. Groomsmen were Barry Goodrich, Aaron Hines, Mason Webernick, Chad Bechard, Ryan Moore and Kevin Moore. Flower girl was Emily Bechard. Reader was Jen Farley. Personal attendant was Lyndsay Farnsworth. Leah Masonbrink was program and gift attendant. Ushers were Jon DeLeon, Mark Ruud and Greg Baldwin.

A reception was given at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village. She earned a degree in business administration in 2002 from Kansas University. She is a 401(k) design specialist at Paychex in Overland Park.

The groom attended Lawrence High School until his junior year. He then graduated in 1998 from Boulder High School in Boulder, Colo. He graduated in 2003 from KU with a degree in communications. He is an account manager at The Resource Group in Overland Park.

The couple reside in Olathe.

Engagement

Clements

Simone Wisler and John Clements

Judith Augustine, Kansas City, Kan., James L. Wisler, Lawrence, and the late Shelah Wisler announce the engagement of their daughter, Simone Sparks Wisler, Lawrence, to John G. Clements, Lawrence, son of Del and JoAnne Clements, Lincoln, Neb.

The bride-to-be is a Pleasanton High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in theater from Kansas University. She attended International Theatre School at Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is a graduate of esthetics from the Nevada School of Cosmetology. She works as an esthetician at Avalon Salon and Spa in Kansas City, Mo., and also is an educator of drama at John Robert Powers in Leawood.

The future groom is a Lincoln Southeast High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska. He works as a field service engineer at R.E. Pedropti Co. in Mission.

The couple plan an April 8, 2006, wedding at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.

Engagement

Cook

Jeremy Cook and Thia Belcher

Marion Belcher, Lawrence, announces the engagement of his daughter, Thia Belcher, Lawrence, to Jeremy Cook, Dodge City.

The future bride also is the daughter of Priscilla Belcher, Lawrence. She is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. Thia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Kansas University in 2005. She plans to graduate in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from KU. She is working as a technical intern at Intel.
The future groom is the son of Larry and Sheri Cook, Dodge City. He is a 1995 graduate of Maize High School. He plans to graduate in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems from KU.

The couple plan a June 2007 wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Peterson

Kristin Harris and Brad Peterson

Nick and Martha Harris, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Harris, Olathe, to Brad Peterson, Lenexa, son of John and Joan Peterson, Stanberry, Mo.

The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2005 from Baker University. She works in the intensive care nursery at Children's Mercy Hospital.

The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Stanberry High School. He received a degree in business management and marketing from Northeast Missouri State University in 2002. He works for Unimed II Inc. in Olathe.

The couple plan a March 25, 2006, wedding at Baldwin First United Methodist Church in Baldwin.