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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Holliday

Christopher Holliday and Alicia Meyer

Meyer-Holliday
Joanne Stewart, Oxnard, Calif., announces the engagement of her daughter, Alicia Meyer, Lawrence, to Christopher Holliday, Independence, Mo.

The bride-to-be also is the daughter of Michael Meyer, Sicklerville, N.J. She graduated from Santa Clara High School in Oxnard, Calif., and earned a bachelor's degree in public administration from California State University Dominguez Hills and a master's degree from Kansas University. She is employed with the City of Lawrence.

The future groom is the son of Jayne Holliday, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and the late Stanley Holliday. He is a graduate of American High School in Ansbach, Germany, and he received a bachelor's degree in history from William Jewell College. He is a senior consulting information systems technician for the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.

The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding in Independence, Mo.

Engagement

Emerson

Hillary Neeland and Aaron Emerson

Neeland-Emerson
Dennis and Rosalind Neeland, Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Neeland, to Aaron Emerson, son of Misty Emerson, Lawrence, and Danny Emerson, Chanute.

The bride-to-be graduated from Great Bend High School in 1998 and Kansas University in 2002 with a Bachelor of
Arts degree in human development and family life. She is employed at Lawrence Family Vision Clinic as a certified paraoptometric.

The prospective groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000 and is serving in the U.S. Army at Forth Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

The couple plan a June 23, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Wedermyer

Eric Wedermyer and Andora Trent

Trent-Wedermyer
Rick and Rene Davidson, Willow, Alaska, announce the engagement of their daughter, Andora Mae Trent, Anchorage, Alaska, to Eric Jeston Wedermyer, Anchorage, Alaska, son of Mel and Judy Wedermyer, Lawrence, and Jim and Lauree Honas, Ellis.

The bride-to-be attended the University of Anchorage. She is a court reporter. She is the granddaughter of Ala Mae Sharp, Willow, Alaska, and Ken and Mary Sorenson, Port Angeles, Wash.

The future groom is a graduate of Hays High School. He is employed by Rams Services. He is the grandson of Melvin and Beverly Wedermyer, Hays, and Duane and Chris Trauer, Hays.

The couple plan a July 15, 2006, wedding in Anchorage.

Engagement

Fraser

Lynn-Fraser
Bill and Cindy Westerhouse, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Lynn, Eudora, to Cory Fraser, Eudora, son of Kurt Fraser, Birmingham, Ala., and Kim Durbin, Tacoma, Wash.
The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Eudora High School. She is routing coordinator for Dish Network in Lenexa.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Roosevelt High School and Vatterott College in St. Louis. He works at Huhtamaki and plans to receive HVAC training.
The couple plan a May 5, 2006, wedding at the home of the bride's parents.

Wedding

Wolking

Jessica Harris-Wolking and Eric Wolking

Harris-Wolking
Jessica Lorin Harris and Eric Andrew Wolking were married Oct. 1, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin with the Rev. Becky Johnson officiating. She was assisted by Monsignor Dennis Dorney, Tulsa, Okla.

The bride is the daughter of Jane and Bo Harris, Lawrence. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Beck and Neil Harris, both of Lawrence, and the late Col. Donald Beck and Marion Harris. The groom is the son of Kay and Joe Wolking, Tulsa, Okla.

Matron of honor was Toland Hippe. Best man was Dave Sharrer. Flower girls were Haley Hippe, Katie Edmiston, Claire Wolking and Greta Wolking. Flower girl escort was Trevor Huddleston. Sign bearer was Sam Huddleston.

Ring bearer was Gavin Wolking. Candle lighter was Garrett Wolking. Guest book attendant was Gretchen Wolking. Ushers were Hunter Harris, Chris Wolking, Greg Wolking, Daniel Wolking, John Huddleston and James Edmiston.

Mandy and Mike Spanier were scripture readers. Soloists were Holly Heck, Sara Beach and Jim Tuscherer.

A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Costa Careyes, Mexico.

The bride is a graduate of Kansas University. She is senior manager of alliance coordination and research with McGraw-Hill Construction in Washington, D.C.

The groom is a graduate of American University and the Anderson School of Business at the University of California in Los Angeles. He is vice president and account manager for Stanley Associates in Arlington, Va.

The couple reside in Arlington, Va.

Wedding

Kostner

Ricardo Kostner and Kathleen Hird Kostner

Hird-Kostner
Ricardo Kostner and Kathleen Hird were married Feb. 25, 2006, inside their photographic studio in their home west of Lawrence with Don Dorsey officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Hird, Conroe, Texas, and the late Otis Eugene Hird. The groom is the son of Johann Ernst Kostner and Clemencia Gonzalez de Kostner, Santiago, Chile.

The bride was escorted by Carroll Hird, her brother. Best man was Tom Verska. Groomsmen were Brigham Anderson and Michael Rooney. Matron of honor was Heather Rooney. Aurora Anderson was flower girl.

Kathleen Anderson and Jay Haugh were attendants. Mary Stauffer arranged the flowers.

The bride is a 1970 graduate of Kansas University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in jewelry and silversmithing.

The groom is a 1970 graduate of the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design. He received a master's degree in communications in 2000 from the Metropolitan University of Technology, Santiago, Chile. He is a graphics artist and Web designer. The couple own and operate Hird Photography and Design Center LLC.

Wedding

Stoppel

Brett Stoppel and Holly Krebs

Krebs-Stoppel
Holly Krebs and Brett Stoppel were married March 25, 2006, at their Lawrence home with Judge Jack Murphy officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jack and Jill Krebs, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Terry and Anna Mae Stoppel, Garden City.

Greg Smith served as the couple's attendant and photographer.

The bride is an Oskaloosa High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies and sociology from Kansas University. She is a massage therapist for Kinetikos Bodywork Therapy and a yoga instructor for the Yoga Center of Lawrence. She is vice chairwoman of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning
Commission.

The groom is a graduate of Garden City High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He is Web administrator for KU University Relations.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Kruse

Kristin Brune and Jerod Kruse

Brune-Kruse
Mike and Nancy Brune, Lawrence, and Melvin and Patricia Kruse, Bremen, announce the engagement of their children, Kristin Brune, Roeland Park, and Jerod Kruse, Emporia.

The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from
Emporia State University in 2002. She plans to graduate in May from the KU School of Medicine. Kristin will begin her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at KU Medical Center in July.

The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Marysville High School. He received a degree in social science from Emporia State University in 2001. Jerod is a defensive secondary coach at Emporia State University.

The couple plan a May 13, 2006, wedding at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe.

Engagement

Jamison

Noel Jamison and Tiffany Slifer

Slifer-Jamison
Rhett and Vickie Jamison, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Noel Jamison, Ottawa, to Tiffany Slifer, Ottawa, daughter of Frank and Debbie Rushe, Lawrence, and Shelly Patterson.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Neosho County Community College. She is a registered nurse and employed at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Wyoming Technical Institute. He is an automotive technician employed at Wolff Automotive in Eudora.

The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding at the Lawrence Holidome.

Anniversary

Connolly

John and Theresa Connolly

Connolly
Retired Col. John J. and Theresa A. Connolly, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering today.

They were married April 28, 1956, in Cincinnati.
John is a retired 30-year Army veteran. After living in numerous locations throughout the world, the couple retired in Lawrence. They are members of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Their children are Mary Wooding, Wichita; Donna Hultine, Lawrence; John P. Connolly, Lawrence; Sheila Connolly, Lawrence; and Michael Connolly, Phoenix. They also have five grandchildren.

Engagement

Kuder

Bryan Kuder and Layci Sours

Sours-Kuder
Kirk and Denise Sours, Linwood, and Merlin and Shirley Kuder, Minneapolis, Kan., announce the engagement of their children, Layci Sours and Bryan Kuder.

The future bride graduated from Lighthouse Academy in 2003. She attends Emporia State University, where she is majoring in recreation and pursuing a minor in psychology.

The future groom graduated from Minneapolis High School in 2003. He attends Emporia State University, where he is majoring in pre-medicine. He is employed at Flinthills Eyecare in Emporia.

The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence.