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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Anderson and Wells

Aaron Anderson and Laura Wells

Sherry and Kip Wells II, Elmdale, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Irene Wells, to Aaron David Anderson, son of Anita and Richard Anderson, Baldwin.

The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Chase County High School and a 2005 graduate of Baker University with a degree in history. She is employed by Highlands Ranch Learning Center in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2003 graduate of Baker University with a degree in physics. He graduated from Kansas University in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed as an engineer by Lockheed Martin in Aurora, Colo.

The couple plan a May 6, 2006, wedding at Clover Cliff Bed and Breakfast in Elmdale.

Engagement

Wesner and Bacon

Peter Wesner and Jodie Bacon

Dennis and Shelley Bacon, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodie Bacon, Baldwin, to Peter Wesner, Ellinwood, son of David and Claudia Wesner, Ellinwood.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. She attended Sterling College on scholarships in softball, basketball and academics. She plans to graduate in May with a degree in exercise science.
The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Ellinwood High School. He graduated in 2003 from Sterling College, where he played football and received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is a retirement plan consultant in Blue Springs, Mo.
The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding at the First Baptist Church in Ellinwood.

Engagement

Herl and Anderson

Michael Herl and Julie Anderson

Michael Herl and Julie Rixon Anderson, of Paola, announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Don and Linda Rixon, Lawrence. She is a 1991 graduate of Lawrence High School. She obtained an associate of arts degree and paralegal certificate from Washburn University. She is a paralegal for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is the son of the late Harry and Donna Herl. He works for Penny's Concrete in Shawnee.
The couple plan a May 27, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Mountjoy and Kennedy

Ruth Kennedy and Robert Mountjoy

Ruth Kennedy and Robert Mountjoy, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carl Kennedy, Leslie, Ark., and Mary Miller and Joseph Cisneros, both of Lawrence. She is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas University in 2001. She attends graduate school at Columbia University in New York City, where she is pursuing a doctorate in anthropology. She recently returned from conducting field research in Budapest, Hungary.
The future groom is the son of Fred and Linda Mountjoy, Kansas City, Mo. He attended high school in El Dorado. He served in the military police in the National Guard. He graduated with a degree in institutional security from Tarkio College. He is a musician in New York City, where he produces and performs in a weekly show at CBGBs and other venues in the area.
The couple plan a June 10, 2006, wedding at Burcham Park in Lawrence.

Engagement

Miller and Nichols

Charles and Tammy Nichols, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindi Nichols, Lawrence, to Brent Miller, Lawrence, son of Layman and Carol Miller, Ottawa.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Ottawa High School. She received bachelor's degrees in accounting and business administration and a master's degree in accounting and information systems from Kansas University. She works as an information risk management associate for KPMG in Kansas City.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Ottawa High School. He plans to graduate in May with bachelor's degrees in information systems and business administration from KU. He is employed by Boston Financial Data Services in Lawrence.
The couple plan a June 17, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Armbrust

Stephanie and Todd Armbrust

Stephanie Hughes and Todd Armbrust were married Sept. 10, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony in Lawrence with Ronnie Foster officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Delores Hughes, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kay Armbrust, Arkansas City, and the late Ronald Armbrust.
The bride's attendants were Jenny Morgison, Tracie Bauer and Crystal Christman. The groom's attendants were George McDowell, Kelly Borror and Mark Hollister.
Ring bearer was Carson Hughes. Flower girl was Bailey Sharp. Candle lighters were Tanner Hughes and Rhett Posey. Ushers were Shawn Hughes and Jason Lamb. Guest book attendant was Cheri Posey. Personal attendant was Jen Folks. Honorary carriage usher was Kody Hughes.
A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony in an open tent on the grounds of the Hughes family home. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Branson, Mo.
The bride is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University. She is employed by Realty Executives of Topeka as a Realtor and by Prairie Commons Apartments in Lawrence as activities director.
The groom is a graduate of Arkansas City High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern College. He is a certified purchasing manager employed by Ferguson Enterprises in Lenexa.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Goc

Robert and Brooke Goc

Brooke Kroh Tourtellot and Robert Lee Goc were married Dec. 23, 2005, at the Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence with Judge Paula Martin officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Elinor Tourtellot, Lecompton. The groom is the son of John and Vicky Goc, Lincoln, Neb.
A reception followed the ceremony in the Crystal Ballroom of the Eldridge Hotel. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The bride received a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2001 from Simmons College in Boston. She is employed as Kansas Action for Children's Communications and Outreach Specialist.
The groom is a firefighter/EMT and is enrolled at Johnson County Community College.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Montrose

Amy and Bruce Montrose II

Amy Elizabeth Karr and Bruce Kenneth Montrose II were married April 9, 2005, at Pescadero Beach in Pescadero, Calif., with the Rev. Frank Virgil officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Terri Karr, Virginia City, Nev. The groom is the son of Lonnie Montrose, Overland Park, and the late Bruce Montrose.
Maid of honor was Laura Wissman. Flower girl was Ryan Fletcher, and Zachary Jaenish was ring bearer. Readers were Kathleen Moyer and Jennifer Jaenish.
A reception was given for family and friends in May at Steve's Place in Lawrence.
The bride is a graduate of Kansas University, where she studied sociology. She is self-employed in the Lawrence area.
The groom received a degree in environmental studies at KU. He is employed by the law offices of Evans and Mullinix in Shawnee.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Dahlberg and Hamil

Ann Hamill and Steve Dahlberg

Ann Hamil and Steve Dahlberg were married Jan. 31, 2005, at the Cottage House Hotel in Council Grove with Kenneth Mclintock officiating.
The bride is the daughter of John and Marie Hamil, Shawnee. The groom is the son of Kirk and Joanne Dahlberg, Wichita.
Maid of honor was Nancy Hamil. Best man was Matt Fowler.
Readers were Debi Fox, Nancy Hamil, Matt Fowler, Liz Hicks and Todd Jost. Ushers were Shanna Wagner and Marcy Etter. Musicians were John David Hamil and Mishai Etter.
The groom composed one piece of music. Photographer was Xue Yang. Videographer was Nick Poffinbarger.
A dinner reception was given at Hays House. A local reception will be given March 10.
The bride is a 1987 graduate of Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kan. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 and a master's degree in art education in 2004 from Kansas University. She is employed as art and humanities teacher at Sumner Academy.
The groom is an information technology specialist, musician and songwriter.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Willhite and Garlow

Tyler Willhite and Julia Garlow

Steve and Janet Garlow, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Garlow, Lawrence, to Tyler Willhite, Parkville, Mo., son of John and Dianne Willhite, Parkville.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in family and human services in December from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. She is employed at Blue Sky Satellite in Lawrence.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Park Hill South High School in Parkville. He plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at Parkville Presbyterian Church in Parkville.

Engagement

Gordzica

Theresa K. Klinkenberg and Alexander P. Gordzica

William and Marilyn Klinkenberg, Lenexa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa K. Klinkenberg, Lawrence, to Alexander P. Gordzica, Lawrence, son of the late Michael and Christina Gordzica.
The bride-to-be received a bachelor's degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kansas University. She is chief financial officer at KU.
The future groom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business, a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University. He is a systems project manager at IAC in Mission.
The couple plan a July 21, 2006, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.