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Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Heston

Shannon and Bradley Heston

Shannon Marie Wilson and Bradley Dean Heston were married Sept. 3, 2005, at Perry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sheila Lawson officiating. A reception, dinner and dance were given at the Branded B Ranch.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Marcia Wilson, Perry. She is the granddaughter of Hugh and Hazel Seetin, Perry, and Wayne and Sara Davenport, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Tom and Jodi Ragan, Oskaloosa, and Ron Heston, Oskaloosa. He is the grandson of Chuck and Jo Miller, Oskaloosa.

Maid of honor was Ashley Brannan. Bridesmaids were Haley Wilson, Emily Heston, Heidi Wege and Carrie Perry. Best man was Jeremy Heston. Groomsmen were Ryan Newell, Jesse Houk, Austin Chapman and Nathan Perry. Flower girl was Alicen Ragan. Ring bearer was Braxton Loving.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a 2005 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy, Lawrence. She is employed by Cathy's Hair Salon, Oskaloosa, and the Oskaloosa Animal Clinic. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and a 2003 graduate of Northeast Kansas Technical College, Atchison. He is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Topeka.

The couple reside in Osklaloosa.

Anniversary

Bartlett

Norman and Peggy Bartlett, Lawrence, will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary Monday with a family dinner.

They were married Oct. 17, 1946, at North Lawrence Christian Church. Cards may be sent to them at 1610 Cadet, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Wedding

Simonich

Jennifer Kehler and Jackson Simonich

Jennifer Marie Kehler and Jackson Lee Simonich were married July 2, 2005, at St. Isadore's Catholic Church in Manhattan with the Rev. Keith Webber officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David and Cherrie Kehler, El Dorado. The groom is the son of Wayne and Holly Simonich, Missouri City, Texas.

Maid of honor was Jennifer Ombres. Best man was Dru Hull. Bridesmaids were Megan Marie and Jessica Simonich. Groomsmen were Curtis Barkley and Jacob Kehler.

Ushers were Eric Ibanez, Justin Hamilton, Ryan Keller and Spencer Whiteley. Lectors were Michele Janette and Erin Billing-Cartwright. Guest book attendants were Toni Fluegel and Heidi Maggard.

A reception was given at Manhattan Country Club. Reception hosts were David and Lola Payton, and Brian and Margie Swisher.

The bride graduated from El Dorado High School and Kansas State University with a master's degree. She is a teacher at Kincaid School in Houston.

The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and K-State. He is a mechanical engineer with Exxon Mobil Co.

The couple reside in Houston.

Engagement

Pilgrim

Tom Pilgrim and Kellye Chauvin

David and Cheri Chauvin, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellye Chauvin, New York City, to Tom Pilgrim, New York City, son of Peter and Lorina Pilgrim, London.

The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received an Associate of Applied Science in 1999 from Fashion Institute of Technology. Kellye earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 from Hunter College. She spent a semester abroad in Manchester, United Kingdom, and Paris. She is associate production manager at JCrew in New York City for the swimsuit division.

The future groom is a graduate of Chiswick School in London. He received a Foundation diploma from St. Martins School of Art & Design in London, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chelsea College of Art & Design in London, and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is an artist and exhibitions registrar at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City.

The couple plan a March 11, 2006, wedding in Rivington, New York City.

Wedding

Petersen

Jake and Erin Petersen

Erin Powell, Wichita, and Jake Petersen, Carbondale, were married July 30, 2005, at All Saints Catholic Church in Wichita with the Rev. David Marstall officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Rick and Genelle Powell, Wichita. The groom is the son of Tom and Deb Petersen, Carbondale.

Maid of honor was Lara Powell. Best man was Sam Pinto. Bridesmaids were Jaime Mclain, Kerrie Parker and Michelle Hipp. Groomsmen were Dan Griesmann, Dan Anderson and Roger Stanley.

Ushers were Chris Mallory, Matt Jirgens and Patrick Davidson. Flower girls was Lexi Mallory and Taylor Davidson. Ring bearers were Alex Jirgens and Noah Jirgens.

A reception was given at the Century Plaza in downtown Wichita.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing at Rockhurst University in 2000. She received a master's degree in nursing in 2003 from Kansas University. She works as a nurse specialist at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

The groom is a 1994 graduate of St. Paul Lutheran High School. He attended KU from 2002-2004. He is finishing his bachelor's degree in broadcast communications at Wichita State University. He is employed as a reporter and anchor at KFDI and as the sports director at T-95, both journal broadcast stations in Wichita.

The couple reside in Wichita.

Wedding

Shutt

Alison and Thomas Shutt

Alison Lee Lawrence and Thomas Charles Shutt were married Aug. 21, 2005, in Danforth Chapel on Kansas University's campus with Randy Beemen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charles and Carie Lawrence, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Thomas Shutt, Gardner, and Ann Basel, Eudora.

Maid of honor was Cullie Dey. Best man was Ryan Lauber. Bridesmaid was Ashley Victor. Groomsman was Mark Shutt.

Jessica Baker was candle lighter. Savanna Dey and Sydney Alexande were flower girls. Sarah Shutt was bell ringer. Zach Alexander was ring bearer. Jake Lawrence and Jake Briethaupt were ushers.

A reception was given at the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence.

The bride is a Free State High School graduate. She attends KU. The groom is a Eudora High School graduate. He works for Sara Lee.

The couple reside in Eudora.

Engagement

Lawrence

Nicole Craig and Jacob Lawrence

Richard Craig, Omaha, Neb., and Monica Mackison, Valley Falls, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie Craig, Lawrence, to Jacob Lawrence, Lawrence, son of Charles and Carie Lawrence, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Ralston High School, Omaha, Neb. She attends Kansas University's School of Nursing. She is a member of the KU ROTC.

The future groom is a Free State High School graduate. He is studying criminal justice at Washburn University. He is a member of KU ROTC.

The couple plan a Nov. 11 wedding in Las Vegas.