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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Flory and M.

Martha Sink and Jared Flory

James and Phyllis Flory, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jared D. Flory, Lawrence, to Martha M. Sink, Baldwin, daughter of Jim and Chris Sink, Bringhurst, Ind.

The bride-to-be graduated in 2001 from New Hope School in Rossville, Ind. She is employed at Target pharmacy.

The future groom is a 1999 Baldwin High School graduate. He is employed at Heck's Houses.

The couple plan an Oct. 29 wedding at Grace Community Church in Overbrook.

Wedding

Welch

Cara and Joel Welch

Cara Bonnema, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Joel Welch, Metuchen, N.J., were married July 16, 2005, at First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls., S.D., with the Rev. Dr. Calvin Hoogendoorn officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Lane and Edie Bonnema, Sioux Falls, S.D. The groom is the son of Greg and Marla Welch, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Rachel Bonnema. Best man was Joshua Welch. Bridesmaids were Carrie Rietsema, Angela Bonnema and Kristin Hoeksema. Groomsmen were Alexander Saladino, David Bollig and Donald Nolting.

A reception was given at Shriver's Square in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The bride is a graduate of Sioux Falls Christian High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Dordt College. She is working on a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from Rutgers University.

The groom is a graduate of Hoisington High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Kansas University and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. He is a senior scientist at Schering-Plough.

The couple reside in Metuchen, N.J.

Engagement

Thomas

Nancy Alberta Rolland and Webster Kane Thomas, both of Lusk, Wyo., announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carolyn Rolland, Sapulpa, Okla., and the late Amos Rolland. She graduated from Lawrence High School, Haskell Indian Nations University and Fort Lewis College. She works for Spartan Management LLC.

The future groom is the son of Calvin and Louise Thomas, St. Paul, and Julia Fearing, Lawrence. He graduated from Oswego High School and attended Pittsburg State University. He is employed by the Department of Corrections, Wyoming Women's Center and Spartan Management LLC.

The couple plan an Oct. 29 wedding at Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons.

Wedding

Kennedy

Adam and Tiana Kennedy

Tiana Marie Thorp and Adam Tyson Kennedy were married July 29, 2005, at Chapel Hill Fellowship in Wichita with the Rev. Jeff Gannon officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Glen Myers, Woodland Park, Colo., and Doug Thorp, Ripon, Wis. The groom is the son of Jamie and Kris Kennedy, Wichita. Grandparents are Jackie Kennedy, Lawrence, and the late Max Kennedy; Janis Hutchison, Lawrence, and Jerry Hutchison, Venice, Fla.

A reception was given at The Petroleum Club of Wichita. The couple took a Caribbean cruise for their honeymoon.

The bride is a graduate of Lakeside High School, Augusta, Ga., and Vatterott College. She is the Webmaster with Independent Oil and Gas Services. The groom is a graduate of Wichita Collegiate School. He is employed by Max-Henry Operating LLC and is a student at Wichita State University.

The couple reside in Wichita.

Engagement

Wood

Nicholas Wood and Lacey Crowl


Jim and Teresa Crowl, Lyons, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacey Crowl, Lawrence, to Nicholas Wood, Lawrence, son of Don Wood and Debbie Wood-Fowler, both of Lee's Summit, Mo.

The bride-to-be is a Lyons High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in communication studies at Kansas University. She works at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

The future groom is a graduate of Lee's Summit High School. He received a bachelor's degree in film from KU. He is studying East Asian language and culture. He is employed by the Lifespan Institute.

The couple plan an Oct. 29 wedding at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Wedding

Breth


Brandy Tofel and Zach Breth were married Sept. 17, 2005, at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence with the Rev. Joseph Wolpert officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tom and Denise Tofel, La Grange, Texas, and Dorothy and Wylie Underwood, Wichita. The groom is the son of Mike and Marta Breth, Wichita, and Rona and Chris Rosenboom, Wichita.

Maid of honor was Stacy Rosner. Best man was Jacob Breth. Bridesmaids were Michelle Hutchins and Brandy Straw. Groomsmen were Chris Blaha and Josh Logan. Ushers were Brian Baker and Jeff Walsh.

A reception was given at Maceli's in Lawrence.

The bride is a graduate of Wichita South High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University and a master's degree in liberal arts from Baker University. She is employed at The Farm Inc.

The groom is a graduate of Valley Center High School and Butler County Community College. He works in roofing in Lawrence and Topeka.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Wissink

Jessica Katich and Nicholas Wissink

Laura Katich, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Jessica Katich, Lawrence, to Nicholas Wissink, Lincoln, Neb.

The bride-to-be also is the daughter of the late John Katich. She is a 1997 Lawrence High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology and psychology from Kansas University in 2001. She graduated from Creighton University with a doctorate in physical therapy in May 2005 and is working at Immanuel Rehabilitation Center in Omaha, Neb.

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

The couple plan a Nov. 25, 2005, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Engagement

Schmitz

Gayla Carr and Mark Schmitz

Gayla Carr, Lawrence, and Mark Schmitz, Independence, Mo., announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Victor and Carol Carr, Lawrence. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Southwest Missouri State University, where she studied public administration. She is employed by the SRS Division of Health Care Policy, Topeka, as a management systems analyst.

The future groom is the son of Don and Dorothy Schmitz, Caldwell. He is a graduate of Caldwell High School and Wichita State University, where he studied mechanical engineering. He is employed by J.P. Morgan Retirement Planning Services in Kansas City as a computer programming support analyst.

The couple plan a Nov. 12 wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Iversen

Russell Iversen and Beth Anstaett


Earl and Susan Iversen, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Russell Iversen, Lawrence, to Beth Anstaett, Lawrence, daughter of Doug and Lucinda Anstaett, Topeka.

The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Newton High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Kansas University. She is completing her master's degree in visual arts education and student teaching in Lawrence. She works at Free State Brewery.

The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended KU. He works at Free State Brewery.

The couple plan a May 13, 2006, wedding at Shawnee Lake in Topeka.