Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Griffith and Kennedy

Adam Griffith and Jessica Kennedy


Carl Kennedy, Miltonvale, announces the engagement of his daughter, Jessica Caye Kennedy, Lawrence, to Adam Andrew Griffith, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be also is the daughter of Mary Anne and Wilton Cherry, Dover, Tenn. She is a 2001 graduate of
Stewart County High School, Dover, Tenn. She attended Kansas University from 2002 to 2005. She is an employee at Insight Photography in Lawrence.

The future groom is the son of Patricia Griffith, Iola. He is a 1993 graduate of Salina South High School. He is employed at Stanion Wholesale Electric in Lawrence.

The couple plan an Aug. 5, 2006, wedding at the South Park Gazebo in Lawrence.



Suzanne Moore and Travis Goff

Robert and Linda Moore, Girard, announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Elizabeth Moore, Lawrence, to Travis Jay Goff, Lawrence, son of Thomas Jr. and Joyce Goff, McCune.

The bride-to-be graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor's degree in Spanish in December 2004.

She is employed by Kansas University's Learning Communities Office.

The future groom plans to receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from KU's School of Pharmacy in May 2007. He is employed by Dillons as a pharmacy intern in Olathe.

The couple plan a June 17, 2006, wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac.



Adam Taylor and Marika Spurgeon

John and Karla Spurgeon, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marika Spurgeon, White Bear Lake, Minn., to Adam Taylor, White Bear Lake, Minn., son of Steve and Sandi Taylor, Bloomington, Minn.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications in 2004 from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. She is a school-based match coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities in St. Paul, Minn.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Senior High School, Bloomington, Minn. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Drake University in 2003. He is a Web marketing specialist for Securian Financial Group in St. Paul, Minn.

The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2006, wedding at the South Park Gazebo in Lawrence.



Jarod Jackson and Erin Brandt


Erin Brandt and Jarod Jackson, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lee and Ruth Brandt, Wathena. She is a 2003 graduate of Kansas University with a bachelor's degree, emphasizing early childhood education, from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
She is a kindergarten teacher at Sunshine Acres Montessori preschool.

The future groom is the son of Jim and Deanna Jackson, Osage City. He is completing his final semester of classes at KU's School of Pharmacy. He will begin a year of pharmacy internship rotations in July. He plans to graduate in May 2007 with a doctorate in pharmacy. He is employed with Orchards Drug Store.

The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding.



Jena McCoy and Christopher Reischman

Rick and Gloria Reischman, Tonganoxie, and Kenneth and Roxane McCoy, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their children, Christopher Reischman and Jena McCoy, both of Colorado.

The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in special education in 2004 at Kansas University. She is an elementary reading teacher for the Douglas County school district in Colorado.

The future groom also is a 1999 THS graduate. In 2004, he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and business administration from KU. He works for Trigon EPC, an engineering and consulting firm in Colorado.

The couple plan an Oct. 28, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.



Heather Berg and Bryan Anderson


Gregg and Charlotte Anderson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Bryan Anderson, Lawrence, to Heather Berg, Lawrence, daughter of James and Carlene Berg, Grand Junction, Colo.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of McPherson High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Kansas University in 2004. She is employed at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in Lawrence.

The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2001 from KU and a bachelor's degree in education from Washburn University in 2003. He is an English teacher at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan.

The couple plan a private wedding ceremony June 2, 2006, followed by a reception at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.



Caleb and Rachel Loder


Rachel Modrzynski and Caleb Loder were married Oct. 8, 2005, at Fall Leaf Farms in Linwood with the Rev. Clint Bridges officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William and Lynn Modrzynski. The groom is the son of Bruce and Linda Loder, Brookville.

Maid of honor was Jennifer Guy. Best man was John Boyd. Flower girl was Moira Seu Modrzynski.

A reception followed the ceremony at Fall Leaf Farms.

The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Lawrence Career College. She is a business office assistant for Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority.

The groom is a graduate of Ell-Saline High School. He received an associate's degree in technology from Kansas State University-Salina. He owns and operates Action Technologies Group Inc.

The couple reside in Lawrence.



Derek and Aindrea Scott


Aindrea Katherine Whalen and Derek Fischer Scott were married Oct. 15, 2005, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Robert Leiste officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Kurt and Susie Whalen, Lawrence. The groom is the son of David and Rhonda Scott, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Tamara Henley. Best man was Brian Collins. Bridesmaids were Karen Bentley, Melina Cook and Katrina Scott. Groomsmen were Arman Pirzad, Colby Vick and Jared Whalen.

Ushers were Wesley Cook, Mark Betzen and Jon Hall. Flower girl was Hannah Young. Ring bearer was Adam Gorges. Emily Scott and Amanda Fredrickson were guest book and gift table attendants. Lynne Saunders, Janis Grandon and Jane Carroll were assistants to the bride. Carlos Espinosa, Jesse Henkensiefken, Leslie Henrie and Noemi Miloradovic provided music for the ceremony. John and Sara Evans provided transportation for the bride and groom.

A reception followed the ceremony at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is employed at Regions Bank.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. He graduated from Kansas University in 2005 with a degree in chemical engineering. He is employed at Earth Science Solutions Inc.
The couple reside in Springfield, Mo.



Steven and Mindee Sloan


Mindee Leigh Peuker and Steven Jeffrey Sloan were married Oct. 1, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Atchison with the Rev. Robert Zeigler officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Steven and Yvonne Peuker, Atchison. The groom is the son of Steven and Venice Sloan, Powhattan.

Grandparents of the bride are Ruth and Dwight Peuker, Atchison, and Don and Pauline Ptomey, Troy. Grandparents of the groom are Mary Ellen Sloan, Leavenworth, and Helen Lohman, Tonganoxie.
Maid of honor was Alycia Madison. Bridesmaids were Kelly Hale and Brandee Peuker. Junior bridesmaid was Dominique Ptomey. Adam Shirley was best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Peuker, Curtis Sloan, Darren Lamme and Karl Gaskell. Junior groomsman was Hunter Idol.

Natalie Ptomey was flower girl and Houston Idol was ring bearer.
Stacey Handke and Melissa Selland handed out programs. Guest book attendants were Joyce Shirley and Pamela Gaskell. Candle lighter was Corrinne Hickman-Sloan.

A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the American Legion.

The couple took a honeymoon trip to Branson, Mo.

The bride works at Dr. Richard Whitlow's office in Leavenworth. The groom works at Anderson Ford in St. Joseph, Mo.

The couple reside in Atchison.



Norma and Robert Lynch


Robert and Norma Lynch, Tecumseh, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 at Stull United Methodist Church.

Norma Damm, of Stull, and Robert Lynch, of Berryton, were married April 22, 1956, at the Stull Evangelical United Brethren Church with the Rev. Robert Hayes officiating.

Bob and Norma were graduates of Berryton Rural High School. Bob worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for 28 years before retiring to the farm where they have lived for 49 years.

Reception hosts will be their children Sherry and Dale Conrad, Hiwassee, Va.; Rita Arni and Ron Cloughly, Marshall, Mo.; and Jeanne and Chad Copeland, Manhattan. They also have two grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.



Jason Fizell and Sarah Carkhuff


Timothy and Margaret Carkhuff, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Carkhuff, Washington, D.C., to Jason Richard Fizell, Washington, D.C., son of Richard and Jeanne Fizell, Olathe.

The bride-to-be graduated from Topeka High School in 1995 and Kansas University in 2001. She is a communications associate for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The future groom graduated from Olathe South High School in 1993 and from KU in 1998. He is manager of proposal development for Health System Research Inc. in Washington, D.C.

The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding at Grace Episcopal Cathedral and Kansas Museum of History.