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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Gimpel and Johnson

Andrew Johnson and Victoria Gimpel

Richard and Belinda Gimpel announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Gimpel, all of Pratt, to Andrew Johnson, Wellsville. Andrew is the son of David and Patricia Johnson, Wellsville.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Pratt High School. She attended Pratt Community College and Emporia State University. She is a customer service representative at First National Bank in Pratt.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Wellsville High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics engineering technology from Pittsburg State University in 2006. He is an avionics engineer at Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita.
The couple plan a Sept. 6, 2008, wedding in Wichita.

Engagement

Hyde and Payne

Adam Payne and Marie Hyde

Anthony and Karen Hyde announce the engagement of their daughter, Marie Hyde, to Adam Payne, all of Lawrence. Adam is the son of Dan Payne, Naples, Fla., and Rhonda and Roger Brown, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2008 graduate of Kansas University. She is a registered respiratory therapist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2008 graduate of Johnson County Community College. He is employed in sales with Conrad Fire Equipment in Olathe.
The couple plan a Sept. 27, 2008, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Treanor and Norton

William Norton and Rachel Treanor

Rachel Treanor, Lawrence, and William Norton, Weaubleau, Mo., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Bob Treanor and Rebecca Ryan, both of Lawrence. She is an environmental consultant for Tetra Tech in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is the son of George and Jean Hargass, Wheatland, Mo. He is a finance director for Blue Ridge Mazda in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple plan an Oct. 24, 2008, beach wedding in Akumal, Mexico, with a spiritual and interactive ceremony.
A reception is planned for later at the Aladdin Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Haynes and Bridges

Brant Bridges and Heidi Haynes

David and Jyl Haynes, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Haynes, to Brant Bridges, both of Thousand Oaks, Calif. Brant is the son of Terry Bridges, Nashville, Tenn., and Darcia Bridges, Camarillo, Calif.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned an English degree from Kansas University. She is the director of publications at Sideshow Collectibles in Thousand Oaks.
The future groom earned a psychology degree from the University of California-Berkeley. He is the production manager at Sideshow Collectibles in Thousand Oaks.
The couple plan a Nov. 9, 2008, wedding in Westlake Village, Calif.

Engagement

Gurney and Griffith

Roger Griffith II and Kristin Gurney

Gary and Pam Gurney, Lawrence, along with Linda Griffith, Basehor, announce the engagement of their children, Kristin Gurney and Roger Griffith II, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2004. She is a registered nurse in the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The future groom is also the son of Roger Griffith, Overland Park. He is a 1996 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School. He is employed with UPS in Lenexa.
The couple plan an Oct. 4, 2008, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.

Engagement

Potter and McCoy

Kelli Sue Potter and John Patrick McCoy

Kelli Sue Potter, Lawrence, and John Patrick McCoy, Topeka, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Randall and Myrna Hartford, Lawrence. She is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and is employed with a pharmacy in Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of Karen McCoy, Lecompton, and the late Joe McCoy. He is a 2001 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He plans to receive a bachelor's degree from Friends University in 2009. He is employed with the Kansas Air National Guard at Forbes Field in Topeka.
The couple plan a Sept. 27, 2008, wedding at Williamstown Assembly of God.

Anniversary

Russo

C.W. Russ and Tracy Russo, Lawrence, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by sailing to the Mediterranean on the Queen Elizabeth II.
C.W. Russ Russo and Tracy Callaway were married June 30, 1983, in Kansas City, Mo.
C.W. Russ is a senior management coach for The Six Sigma Coach, LLC. in Lawrence. Tracy is an associate professor of communication studies at Kansas University.
They have two children: Stephanie Raskie, Lawrence; and Millisa Russo, Huntington Beach, Calif.
They have three grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Morris

Left: Robert Morris and Mary Lou Salisbury in sixth grade; right: Robert and Mary Lou Morris

Robert and Mary Lou Morris, Lecompton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 in the Fellowship Hall of the Lecompton United Methodist Church.
Robert Morris and Mary Lou Salisbury were married Aug. 10, 1958, in Lecompton.
Robert worked for Dupont, Flexel and UCB in the cellophane business and retired after 42 years. Mary Lou is a homemaker. They were foster parents for many years and have been sweethearts since sixth grade.
They have six children: Tim and Terri Morris, Lecompton; Jeff and Tammy Morris, Lecompton; Kim and Mike Stewart, Lecompton; Vickie and Steve Marino, Lecompton; Tanya and Mark Bartling, Perry; and Stewart Morris, Lecompton.
They have 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.

Wedding

Wright and Leiker

Ann and Andy Wright

Ann Leiker and Andy Wright, both of Lawrence, were married April 5, 2008, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Michael "Mick" Mulvany officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Leo and Elaine Leiker, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Leon and Shirley Wright, Claremore, Okla.
Maid of honor was Emily Leiker. Best man was Eric Wright. Bridesmaids were Sheri Skillman, Tasha Riggins and Liz Hickert-Fike. Groomsmen were Cliff Layton, Devin King and Tyler Fike. Ushers were Stephen Scott, Jason Merrifield and Clint Shankle. Readers were Kate Robinson, Shannon Halpin and Brenda Davis. Musicians were Jeff Davis and Lindsey Bush.
A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Kansas University in 2005. She is now studying graphic design at Johnson County Community College.
The groom is also a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University in 2005. He is employed with Bartlett & West in Topeka.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Ast and Porter

Austin and Karley Porter

Karley Trae Ast, Emporia, and Austin Lee Porter, Manhattan, were married May 24, 2008, at Abe & Jake's Landing in Lawrence, with the Rev. Creighton Alexander officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sandra Ast, Emporia.
The groom is the son of Jana Porter, Manhattan, and the late Jerry Porter.
Matron of honor was Jillian Petry, the bride's sister.
Best man was Nick Porter, the groom's brother.
The bride is employed in fundraising and development in the Office of Leadership Giving at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in art history from Kansas University.
The groom is a post-M.A. teaching fellow in the department of art history at Boston University, where he is studying for doctoral degree in American art history. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kansas State University and a master's degree in art history from KU.
The couple, former employees of the Spencer Museum of Art at KU, reside in Boston.

Wedding

Schmidt and Weiss

Matt and Kelsey Weiss

Kelsey Schmidt, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Matt Weiss, Mason City, Iowa, were married May 31, 2008, in Cedar Falls, with the Rev. Kurt Hoover officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Debi Schmidt, Cedar Falls.
The groom is the son of Mitch Weiss and Candy Weiss, both of Mason City.
Maid of honor was Anna Johnson. Best man was Dustin Partee. Bridesmaid was Crystal Weiss. Groomsmen were Matt Karlin and Kyle Sanford. Ushers were Spencer Schmidt and Tyler Schmidt.
A reception followed at Riviera Roose Community Center, Janesville, Iowa.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Northern University High School, Cedar Falls. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Luther College in 2005. She is a teacher at Community Children's Center Head Start in Lawrence.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Mason City High School and a 2002 graduate of North Iowa Area Community College. He received a bachelor's degree in technical management from Devry University in 2003. He is a systems and network administrator for Sutherland Lumber Co. in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Fishburn and Bond

Scott and Jessica Bond

Jessica Fishburn and Scott Bond, both of Lawrence, were married July 19, 2008, at Tan Tara Resort in Osage Beach, Mo., with the Rev. Donald Ruthenberg officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Adrian and Debbie Fishburn, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Scott and Lisa Bond, Perry, and Trish and Tim Votaw, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Callie Fishburn. Best man was Preston Bond.
A reception was given July 26, 2008, at the Lawrence Visitor Center.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2005 graduate of Johnson County Community College. She is an elementary education major at Emporia State University.
The groom is also a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is an electrician for Huxtable.
The couple reside in Baldwin City.