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Couples

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Wedding

Sharp

Ryan and Karen Sharp

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Karen Michelle Kelly and Ryan Patrick Sharp were married Sept. 30, 2005, at Dilworth United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., with the Rev. Duke Ison officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linda Kelly, Lawrence, and the late Gerry Kelly. The groom is the son of Glenn and Sandi Sharp, Richmond, Va.

Maid of honor was Maggie Brophy. Best man was Glenn Sharp. Bridesmaids were Jen Vanlerberghe, Lori Hartman, Sara Sharp, Monee Enger and Angie Hicks. Junior bridesmaid was Megan Kelly. Groomsmen were Jeremy Sharp, Mike Kelly, Steve Kelly, Eddie Maynes, Jim Bowers and Andrew Morehead.

Ring bearer was Jared Kelly. Usher was Travis Harp. Candle lighters were Ashley Houston and JJ Olszowy. Reader was Sarah Kelly. Bridal escort was Bruce Kelly. Guest book attendant was Allison Farrar.

A reception was given at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, N.C.

The bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in sports medicine from Kansas University and a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Fla. She is a home health physical therapist in Charlotte, N.C.

The groom is a 1994 graduate of Benedictine High School, Richmond, Va. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. He works in investment banking for Bank of America.

The couple reside in Charlotte, N.C.

Wedding

Lamberson

Elizabeth and Jamie Lamberson

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Elizabeth Towner and Jamie Lamberson were married Dec. 17, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Randy and LeAnn Towner, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mike and Jane Lamberson, Winchester, and Eric and Dawn Harris, Topeka.

The bride's grandparents are Wynn and JoAnn Bauer and John and Betty Towner. The groom's grandparents are Merle and Anna Chalmers and Rosemary Lamberson.

Maid of honor was Natalie Vincent. Best man was Matthew Macha. Bridesmaids were Katie Towner, Abby Towner, Megan Lamberson, Mandi Lamberson, Amanda Young and Laine Brumley. Groomsmen were Ben Long, Justin Heimer, Andy Wiltz, Steve Greene, Devin Chance and David Cook. Flower girl was Sarah Lubaroff. Ring bearer was Conner Ridgeway. Bride's personal attendant was Julie Macha. Guest book attendant was Callie Sexton.

Organist was Dan Abrahamson.

The reception was given at Alvamar Country Club.

The bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She received a degree in secondary education/history at Kansas State University. The groom is a graduate of Seaman High School. He graduated from K-State and Manhattan Christian College. He is employed at State Street Bank.

The couple reside in Kansas City, Kan.

Wedding

Brinkerhoff

Aaron and Jen Brinkerhoff

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Jen Jordan and Aaron Brinkerhoff were married Nov. 12, 2005, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence with Judge Paula Martin officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathy Jordan, Ottawa. The groom is the son of Wil Brinkerhoff, Nassau, Bahamas, and Susi Vanderhoof, Raytown, Mo.

Maid of honor was Sarah McMillen. Best man was Tom Rucker. Bridesmaid was Amy Yates. Groomsman was Jason Fincham. Junior bridesmaid was Marly Carmona, daughter of the bride. Ring bearer was Reese Carmona, son of the bride.

A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Maui.

The bride is a graduate of Ottawa High School. She received a bachelor's degree in community health from Kansas University. She is director of the Regional Prevention Center for DCCCA Inc. of Lawrence.

The groom is a graduate of Arapahoe High School, Littleton, Colo. He is manager for Longhorn Steakhouse in Lawrence.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Bryans

Dale and Barbara Bryans

Bryans
Dale and Barbara Bryans, Topeka, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands later this year.

They were married Feb. 19, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Dale served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 1972. He then was employed by the Kmart Distribution Center until retiring in 1992. Barbara retired in 1995 after 26 years of service in the banking industry. She is working for the legislative session in Topeka.

Their children are Debbie Marshall, The Colony, Texas; Randy Bryans, Lawrence; and Connie Kaehn, Highland Village, Texas. They have four grandchildren.

Wedding

LeDuc

Brad and Candace LeDuc

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Candace Hochard and Brad LeDuc were married July 23, 2005, at the gazebo in Lawrence's South Park with the Rev. Scott Berry, of McLouth First Baptist Church, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Rick and Kim Hochard, McLouth. The groom is the son of Steve and Kari Leduc, Concordia, and Dale and Mary Nicholas, Clyde.

A reception was given at the Chateau Avalon in Kansas City, Kan.

The bride graduated from McLouth High School in 1998. She has a degree in communications from Pittsburg State University. She is a graphic designer for Ingram Book Group in LaVergne, Tenn.

The groom graduated from Clifton-Clyde High School in 1996. He earned a degree in art education from Fort Hays State University. He is a secondary school art teacher at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn.

The couple reside in Nashville, Tenn.

Engagement

Davidson

Chris Davidson and Shelly Platz

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Bill and Terry Platz, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Platz, Lawrence, to Chris Davidson, Lawrence, son of Richard and Maria Davidson, Lawrenceville, Ga.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human development and family life from Kansas University. She is the founding director of Stepping Stones Inc.

The future groom attended Edison Community College and was a firefighter in the suburbs of Chicago for 10 years. He is a field supervisor for Durflinger Homes.

The couple plan a May 20, 2006, wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and a reception June 3 at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.

Engagement

Northrup

Jafferty Costello and Trey Northrup

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Jafferty Costello and Trey Northrup, both of Jacksonville, Fla., announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim Costello, Bradenton, Fla., and Beverly Costello, Eudora. She is a 1995 graduate of Eudora High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas University in 1999. She is studio director at KB Home in Jacksonville, Fla.

The future groom is the son of Charles and Ann Northrup, Southport, N.C. He is a 1994 graduate of Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Wash. He received a bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn. He is an account manager for Whirlpool Co. in Jacksonville, Fla.

The couple plan an April 29, 2006, wedding at Serenata Beach Club in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Engagement

Sigley

Lee Sigley and Stacy Copp

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Larry and Linda Copp, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Renae Copp, Lawrence, to Lee Andrew Sigley, Lawrence, son of Stephen and Frances Sigley, Wichita.

The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1999 from Baker University. She is employed at Scanning America Inc.

The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Sunrise Christian Academy. He received a degree in secondary education in 2003 from Kansas University. He is the education coordinator for the National Agriculture Hall of Fame.

The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at Northridge Friends Church in Wichita.

Wedding

Hilt

Rebecca and Perry Hilt

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Rebecca Diann Kletchka and Perry Lee Hilt were married July 15, 2005, at the Wichita Botanical Gardens with Paul Hill and Larry Snodgrass officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Eugene Kletchka, Oak Grove, Mo., and Lea Hoover, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Henry and Billie Hilt, St. Francis.

Matron of honor was Shawn McWhirt. Best man was Kim Hilt. Bridesmaids were Jean Sauer and Anne Kirchner. Groomsmen were Rodney Hilt and John Kletchka.

Candle lighters were Alex and Grace McWhirt. Flower girls were Hannah Kirchner and Rachel DeCou.
Music was provided by Gloria Grace Prosper, and Ron and Stephanie Franssen.

Kathy Hilt, Maureen Hilt, Sherrie Rebel and Shelli DeCou attended the cake table. Mindy Condray and Susan Hilt-Lagos attended the gift table and guest book.

A reception was held at the gardens.

The bride is a 1982 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 1987 graduate of Oklahoma Christian College. She has master's degrees from Wichita State University and Emporia State University. She is a sixth-grade teacher for Derby public schools.

The groom is a 1978 graduate of St. Francis High School and a 1984 graduate of Kansas State University. He is employed as project manager for Snodgrass Construction in Wichita.

The couple reside in Wichita.

Engagement

Konkel

Natalie Schmidt and Jeffrey Konkel

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Marilyn Schmidt, Lawrence, and Jim E. Schmidt, Hendersonville, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Schmidt, Lawrence, to Jeffrey Konkel, Lawrence, son of Jim and Mary Konkel, Harper.

The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in school counseling from Kansas University. She is employed at Baldwin High School as a guidance counselor.

The future groom is a 1991 graduate of Chaparral High School in Harper. He attended Fort Hays State University and KU. He is employed as a land acquisition consultant with SSC Inc. engineering firm in Overland Park.

The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Reznicek

Samuel Reznicek and Lindsey Hoch

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Marty and Judy Hoch, Hastings, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Rae Hoch, to Samuel Robert Reznicek, son of Tom and Janet Reznicek, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of St. Cecilia High School in Hastings. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Kansas State University in 2005. She works in the public relations department at Girls and Boys Town in Boys Town, Neb.

The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Kansas State University in 2005. He is an assistant golf course superintendent at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Mont.

The couple plan an April 21 wedding at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings.

Engagement

Lee

Craig Lee and Lindsay Nesbitt

Nesbitt-Lee
Richard and Cathy Nesbitt, Topeka, and Brenda Nesbitt, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Dawn Nesbitt, Lawrence, to Craig Nels Lee, Lawrence, son of Ret. Col. Michael and Khristine Lee, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh. She received a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Kansas University. She is pursuing teacher certification at Baker University.

The future groom is a graduate of Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg, Germany. He plans to graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in psychology from KU. He will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding at First Christian Church in Lawrence.