Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Simoneau and Havel

Casey Simoneau and Tasha Havel

Roger and Teresa Havel, Atwood, and Bryan and Dana Simoneau, Damar, announce the engagement of their children, Tasha Havel and Casey Simoneau, both of Baldwin.

Grandparents of the couple are Charles Chaney, Sharon Springs; Lawrence Hamel, Damar; and Anselm and Ilene Simoneau, Hays.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Atwood High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2005 from Fort Hays State University. She is a case manager assistant at Johnson County Mental Health Center in Olathe.

The future groom is a graduate of Palco High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in justice studies in 2005 from Fort Hays State University. He is a state trooper in Douglas County for the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The couple plan a May 6, 2006, wedding in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Damar.

Engagement

Harris and Grosshans

Curtis Harris and Sarah Grosshans

Kip and Kay Grosshans, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Grosshans, to Curtis Neal Harris, Lawrence, son of Peggy Vasquez, Phoenix.

The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion from Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. She is a retail manager for Gymboree, a children's clothing store in Overland Park.

The future groom received a bachelor's degree in political science from Kansas University in 1998. He is a division manager for Peridian Group Inc., in Lawrence.

The couple plan an April 22, 2006, wedding at Christ Community Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Meyer and Devine

Aaron Meyer and Shannon Devine

Tim and Vada Devine, Lawrence, and Dennis and Shari Meyer, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Shannon Devine and Aaron Meyer.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is studying interior design in the School of Fine Arts at Kansas University where she plans to graduate in May. She is assistant property manager at Ironwood Management L.C.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is a student in the School of Education at KU.

The couple plan a June 2, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Jacobs and Soupene

Julie Soupene and John Jacobs, both of Eudora, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Russell Soupene, St. George, and DeAnn Kellogg-Fronce, Abilene. She is an Abilene High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Kansas State University. She is employed by KLWN/KLZR in Lawrence.

The future groom is the son of Vern and Sue Jacobs, Norton. He is a graduate of Norton High School and Northwest Kansas Technical College. He is employed by Sprint in Gardner.

The couple plan a May 20, 2006, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Manhattan.

Wedding

Huerter

Michele and Luke Huerter

Michele Bennett and Luke Huerter were married Sept. 3, 2005, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Patrick Malone officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gary and Mary Bennett, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dr. David and Maureen Huerter, Pittsburg.

Maid of honor was Erin Bennett. Best man was Eric Huerter. Bridesmaids were Katie Cowan, Charese Dakhil, Lora Hardesty, Keely Malone, Jen McAllaster and Christina Schnose. Groomsmen were Joe Boman, Ryan Comeau, Spencer Eagan, Todd Freund, Ryan Moodie and Derrick Perry.

Readers were Beth Stockard, Morgen Townley and Sara Huerter. Cantor was Ashley Huerter. Ushers were David Bennett, Brian Bennett, Michael Bennett, Patrick Bennett, Steve Stockard, Peter Townley and Charlie Northcutt. Flower girls were Sydnee Rhuems, Cecilia Stockard and Camilla Stockard. Ring bearers were Finnegan Huerter and Maxwell Huerter. Candle lighters were Meridith Ashley and Jennifer Vaughn. Guest book attendants were Pamela Huerter and Katherine Mayer.

A reception was given at the Lawrence Country Club.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a degree in English in 2002 from Kansas University. She plans to graduate in May from KU's School of Medicine. She will begin her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Utah in June.

The future groom is a 1998 graduate of St. Mary's-Colgan High School. He received a degree in psychology from KU in 2002. He plans to graduate in May from KU's School of Medicine. He will begin his residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah in June.

The couple reside in Roeland Park.

Anniversary

Harrell

Skip and Helen Harrell

Skip and Helen Harrell, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 1 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lawrence. Family and friends are invited.

Helen Elizabeth Herschell and Leslie Lee "Skip" Harrell were married Feb. 24, 1956, in Raton, N.M.

Skip served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954, serving three years in England. He returned home and began a farming operation, which he retired from. Helen worked for the Kansas Union as a manager of the information counter and university postal service for 13 years. She retired Jan. 1, 1995. Skip and Helen have been lifelong residents of the Clinton and Lone Star communities.

Hosts of the celebration will be their family. Their children are Twilla and David Brown, Baldwin; Cheryl and Mike Suitt, Lawrence; and Mike and Penny Harrell, Lawrence. They have six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, one great-grandchild and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Scott and Wagle

Riley Scott and Julia Wagle

Mike and Nancy Scott, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Riley Scott, Lawrence, to Julia Wagle, Wichita, daughter of Tom and Susan Wagle, Wichita.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Andover High School and Kansas State University. She is studying medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences.

The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and K-State. He is working for U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback in Washington, D.C.

The couple plan a June 30, 2006, wedding at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Andover.

Engagement

Morton and Copp

Raegan Copp and Tanner Morton

Dennis and Zoe Ann Kennedy, Perry, and Dennis and Nancy Copp, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Raegan Ann Copp, Overland Park, to Tanner Lee Morton, Overland Park, son of Palmer and Deborah Morton, Topeka.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of William and Dorothy Medlen and Lowell and Virginia Copp, all of Lawrence. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a Realtor at Realty Executives of Kansas City.

The future groom is the grandson of Duane Stites, Silverlake, and Virginia Morton, Columbus, Ga. He is a graduate of Topeka West High School and Johnson County Community College. He owns Premier Mortgage of Kansas City.

The couple plan an Oct. 7, 2006, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Beets and Knipp

Jim Beets and Kelly Knipp

Kelly Knipp and Jim Beets, both of Tonganoxie, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jerry and Kim Neis, Eudora. She is a 2000 graduate of Eudora High School and a homemaker.

The future groom is the son of Terry and Sally Beets, Edwardsville. He is a 1992 graduate of Bonner Springs High School. He is employed at Cutler Repaving.

The couple plan a May 13, 2006, wedding at Fall Leaf Farms in Linwood.