Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Diedel and Denny

Jennifer Denny and Drew Diedel

Mark and Judy Denny along with Raymond and Barbara Diedel announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Denny and Drew Diedel, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and is an accounting clerk and residential staff with Cottonwood Inc.
The future groom is also a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned an associate degree from Johnson County Community College in 2007 and is studying for a bachelor’s degree at Kansas University. He is a supervisor at Runza.
The couple plan a Nov. 6, 2010, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Davoren and Dennis

Jeffrey Thomas Dennis and Emily Rose Davoren

Kevin and Debra Davoren, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Rose Davoren, to Jeffrey Thomas Dennis, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and is studying for an elementary education degree at Washburn University. She is employed with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence at Pinckney School.
The future groom is the son of Cindy Kirkwood and Tom and Maureen Dennis, all of Shongaloo, La. He is a 2003 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and the farming operations manager at Pine’s International Inc., in Lawrence.
The couple plan a May 30, 2009, wedding at the Tonganoxie Historical Society.

Engagement

Birchfield and Haas

Nathaniel Haas and Samantha Birchfield

Samantha Birchfield, Lawrence, and Nathaniel Haas, Bethesda, Md., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Stephen Birchfield and Jodi Lee, Lawrence, and Donna Gallo, Paterson, N.J. She is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned Bachelor of Art degrees in history and women’s studies from Kansas University and is employed by Hilltop Child Development Center.
The future groom is the son of Patricia Haas, Bethesda, Md. He is a 1997 graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from Humboldt State University and is earning a Masters of Arts degree in geography from KU.
The couple plan a Sept. 5, 2009, wedding at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park in Lawrence.

Engagement

Colgan and Kalb

Melissa Colgan and Stephen Kalb

Marilyn Colgan, Lawrence, along with Kermit and Margaret Kalb, Wellsville, announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Colgan, Lawrence, and Stephen Kalb, Wellsville.
The future bride is also the daughter of the late Michael Colgan. She is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University. She will graduate with a medical degree from Kansas University School of Medicine in May and will start residency at Smoky Hill Family Medicine Program in Salina in July.
The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2001 graduate of K-State. He is employed in production agriculture with Kalb Farms in Wellsville.
The couple plan a June 27, 2009, wedding at Baldwin First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.

Engagement

Hoover and Attebury

Jill Renee Hoover and Brendon McClaren Attebury

Jill Renee Hoover and Brendon McClaren Attebury, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of David and Maureen Hoover, Howard Lake, Minn., and the late Yvonne Hoover. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders and child psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Arts degree in speech-language-pathology from Northern Illinois University. She is studying for a doctoral degree in child language from Kansas University.
The future groom is the son of Cheryl and Bob Nelsen, Lawrence, and Claude Attebury, Tonganoxie. He is a graduate of Free State High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from KU and a Master in Business Administration degree from Baker University. He is employed by CH2M Hill in Lawrence.
The couple plan a May 23, 2009, wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colo.

Engagement

Willems and Barclay

Adrienne Willems and Micah Barclay

The Rev. Pieter and Alice Willems along with the Rev. Jeff and Cindy Barclay announce the engagement of their children, Adrienne Willems and Micah Barclay, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Veritas Christian High School and is studying for a music education degree at Baker University.
The future groom is also a graduate of Veritas Christian High and is studying for a communications degree with a minor in business at Kansas University.
The couple plan a June 6, 2009, wedding at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Ikenberry and Gordon

Katie Ikenberry and Branner Gordon

Alan and Kathy Ikenberry announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Ikenberry, all of Baldwin City, to Branner Gordon, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School.
The future groom is the son of Tracy Gordon, Perry, and Shelley Elsea, Baldwin City. He is a 2007 graduate of Baldwin High School and is an apprentice electrician with Huxtable Electric.
The couple plan a Sept. 19, 2009, wedding in Baldwin City.