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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Hays

Jennifer Nartowicz and Reese Hays III

Chris and Marion Anderson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Renee Nartowicz, Topeka, to Reese H. Hays III, Topeka, son of Maxine and Reese Hays Sr., Hill City.

The bride-to-be graduated from Free State High School and Kansas University. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Salina Central High School and a 2003 graduate of Fort Hays State University. Jennifer and Reese both graduated from Washburn University's School of Law this year and plan to take the bar examination in July.

The couple plan an Aug. 27, 2006, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

Engagement

Dahl

Colleen Cobb and John Dahl

Alan and Nina Cobb, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Cobb, Lawrence, to John Dahl, son of John and Alexandra Dahl, Redwood City, Calif.

The bride-to-be graduated from Billings West High School in Billings, Mont. She is a Kansas University student.

The future groom is a Lawrence High School graduate. He attends Kansas State University.

The couple plan a June 3, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Miller

Christy Wheeler and Bryan Miller

Christy Wheeler, Lawrence, and Bryan Miller, Branson, Mo., announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dale Wheeler, Overland Park, and Wendy Wheeler, Lawrence. She is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Oxbridge music at William Jewell College this year.

The future groom is the son of Stephen and Carol Miller, Branson, Mo., and the late Janice Miller. He is a 2002 graduate of Branson High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and Oxbridge history of ideas from William Jewell College in 2006.

The couple plan a June 24, 2006, wedding at First Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Grubbs

Thomas Grubbs and Elly Kjose

Michael and Jill Kjose, Vermillion, S.D., and Kim and Shirley Grubbs, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Elly Kaye Kjose and Thomas David Grubbs.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Vermillion High School. She received a bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Kansas University in 2005. She is program director of The Little Gym of South Overland Park.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from KU in 2004. He is in dental school on a naval scholarship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The couple plan an Aug. 5, 2006, wedding at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Seelhoff

Mike Seelhoff and Janet Satterlee

Neil and Rita Satterlee, Ottawa, and Lloyd and Marilyn Seelhoff, Syracuse, Neb., announce the engagement of their children, Janet Satterlee, Lawrence, and Mike Seelhoff, Omaha, Neb.

The bride-to-be is a 1990 Ottawa High School graduate. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications and from Baker University in 2000 with a Master of Science degree in management. She is employed with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as senior manager of chapter services.

The future groom graduated from Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School in 1988. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1992 and a master of professional accountancy degree in 1993. He is a certified public accountant with Dana F. Cole & Co.

The couple plan an Aug. 26, 2006, wedding at First Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Devore and Jones

David Devore and Erika Jones

Rich Jones and Glenna Jones, both of Lawrence, and Jerry and Mary Devore, Derby, announce the engagement of their children, Erika Jones and David Devore.

The bride-to-be is a Lawrence High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in biology from Temple University and a master's degree in dietetics and nutrition from Kansas University Medical Center. Erika is a registered dietitian for the Midwest Dairy Council.

The future groom is a Derby High School graduate. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Kansas State University. He is an architect for 360 Architecture.

The couple plan a June 16, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Gish

Haley and Sam Gish

Haley Honeyman and Sam Gish were married Dec. 10, 2005, at The Chapel at Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, Colo., with the Rev. Robert Kinkel officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linda and Rick Honeyman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Roseann Gist, Topeka, and the late Robert Gish. Grandparents of the couple are Eleanor Hermesch and Bob and Rosie Honeyman.

Maid of honor was Leslie Niehues. Bridesmaids were Kerri Frazier, Julie Lueger and Nikki Honeyman. Best men were Justin Kulick, Pat Wenke, Jeremy Blasing and Ryan Honeyman.

A dinner and dance reception was given at the Alpine Ballroom. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Colorado and the Caribbean.

The bride graduated from Kansas University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She is an account executive at Fox 43 in Topeka.

The groom graduated from KU with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is president of Designer Homes Inc.

The couple reside in Topeka.

Wedding

Taylor

Sommer and Cameron Taylor

Wedding

LaRosh and Wenger

Nicki and Matthew LaRosh

Nicki Wenger and Matthew LaRosh were married Feb. 24, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence with Mick Mulvany officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Michael Wenger, Lawrence, and Jacky Tidwell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dr. Michael and Dee LaRosh, Overland Park.

Matron of honor was Jacky Tidwell. Best man was Taylor LaRosh. Bridesmaids were Marla Koehne, Colleen Zienkewicz, Jessica Settle, Kristin McCauley and Andrea Wagle. Groomsmen were Blake Carlson, Kurtis Wenger, Jared Zable, Justin Sextro and T.J. Deiter. Junior bridesmaids were Jenna Ridgeway and Madison McIntyre. Ushers were Randy Ridgeway, Seth Oliphant, Ryan Tomlinson, Grant Wiens and Ryan Young. Flower girl was Sadie Bird. Ring bearer was Torin Ridgeway. Shannon Flurlage was guest book attendant.

Candle lighters were Erika Green and Jessica LaRosh. Gift attendants were Melissa Colgan and Jill Merkel. The groom's personal attendant was Matthew Myers. Readers were Tim Wenger and Charyne LaRosh.

A reception was given in Holy Family Hall at the church. Cake cutters were Kathy Shike and Tara Ridgeway. Reception coordinators were Audrie Wenger, Ollie Wenger and Keri Baird.

The bride is a 2001 Lawrence High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management in 2005 from Kansas State University. She is employed at the University of Phoenix-St. Louis as an enrollment counselor.

The groom is a 2002 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School. He received a bachelor's degree in biology/premedicine in 2005 from K-State. He is in the doctoral program at Logan University - College of Chiropractic.

The couple reside in St. Louis.

Wedding

Edling

Emily and Brandon Edling

Emily Haney and Brandon Edling, both of Lawrence, were married July 23, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence with Lanny Maddux officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Steven and Wanda Haney, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Robert Edling, Blacksburg, Va., and Areta Edling, McKinney, Texas.

Matron of honor was Leah Henry. Best man was Kevin Gosa. Bridesmaids were Hanna Randolph, Laura Gosa and Alyssa Schafer. Groomsmen were Ryan Randolph, Jason Mead and Eric Gruber. Flower girl was Victoria Teske.

A reception was given at Maceli's in Lawrence.

The bride is a Free State High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from Kansas University.

The groom is a graduate of Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree in film studies from Kansas University.

The couple reside in Jersey City, N.J.

Anniversary

Perry

Willard and Barbara Perry

Willard Eugene "Gene" Perry and Barbara Jean Winters Perry, Topeka, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Friday at Timberline Steakhouse in Topeka.

They were married May 26, 1956, in Lawrence with the late Rev. J. Paul Reid officiating.

Willard was in the Army for two years, stationed at Fort Riley. He practiced chiropractic care for a few years in Yates Center. He worked 11 years for IBM and 20 years for Santa Fe Railroad. He received a degree for ministry training through the University of the South. He preached at several churches in Kansas for 35 years as an interim pastor with Bethel Community Church of Topeka being the last one of 17 years. Willard retired in December 1992 as general director of information systems at Santa Fe. He retired from the ministry in September 1998. Barbara is a homemaker.

The couple's children are Jim and Linda Powell, Topeka; Mike and Carol Perry, Silver Lake; and Mark Perry, Wichita. They have six grandchildren.

Anniversary

Born

Eugene and Mary Born

Mary Delene and Eugene Born, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with Mass at Holy Family Church on May 28 followed by a family dinner at the church hall.

Mary Eder and Eugene Born were married May 26, 1956, at Holy Family Church in Eudora.

Eugene worked for the city of Eudora for 30 years before retiring in 1993. Mary is a homemaker and worked in the office at JC Penney Store in Lawrence for 11 years.

Their children are Joanne and Mark Noll, Hiawatha, Donald and Nancy Born, Peyton, Colo., and Dolores and Phil Korb, Valley Falls. They also have 10 grandchildren.

Anniversary

Windholz

Delmas and Mary Windholz

Mary and Delmas Windholz, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner May 27 at the Hereford House in Lawrence. They went on a Caribbean cruise earlier this year to mark the occasion.

They were married May 26, 1956, in Hutchinson.

Their children are Joni Bontrager, Lawrence; Tim Windholz, Lawrence; and Jennifer Schwarz, Overland Park. They have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Vehlewald

Amanda Johns and Thomas Vehlewald

Henry and Karen Johns, Lawrence, and Steve and Jayne Vehlewald, Overland Park, announce the engagement of their children, Amanda M. Johns, Lawrence, and Thomas J. Vehlewald, Overland Park.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a senior at Kansas State University where she is studying music education.

The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Olathe East High School. He is studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State University where he is a senior.

The couple plan an Aug. 5, 2006, wedding at St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center in Manhattan.