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Engagement

Grant and Esch

Amanda Grant and Orion Esch

Amanda Grant and Orion Esch, both of Lafayette, Colo., announce their engagement along with their parents, Steve and Mary Grant, Lawrence, and Lee and Toni Esch, The Woodlands, Texas.
The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She will begin nursing school in January 2010 in Longmont, Colo.
The future groom is a 1998 graduate of The Woodlands (Texas) High School and a graduate of Texas State Technical College in Waco. He is an engineer for Lockheed-Martin.
The couple plan a Nov. 7, 2009, wedding at The Eisenhower Chapel in Denver.

Engagement

Parman and Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence and Tamera Parman

Craig Parman, Belle Plaine, and Dena Parman and Bethany Mills, both of Wichita, along with Brian and Joni Lawrence of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Tamera Parman and Matthew Lawrence, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is also the daughter of the late Lloyd Mills. She is a 2002 graduate of Mulvane High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2006 and plans to graduate from KU’s School of Law in May 2010.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from KU in 2007. He is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, N.M.
The couple plan an Oct. 17, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

Engagement

Sanders and Brown

Amanda Lynn Sanders and Shawn Brown

Lawrence and Karen Sanders, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Sanders, Manhattan, to Shawn Brown, Junction City.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Eudora High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Kansas State University in 2008. She is a paraeducator with Manhattan High School, a Mary Kay consultant, and works part time at Riddles Jewelry Store.
The future groom is the son of James and Jill Brown, Crown Point, Ind. He is a 2004 graduate of Crown Point High School and is a sergeant in the 1st Infantry Division. He was deployed to Iraq in August.
The couple plan an Oct. 16, 2010, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Robinson and Ricke

Christopher Ricke and Wendy Robinson

Gordon and Tereza Robinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Robinson, all of Lawrence, to Christopher Ricke, Wichita.
The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned an associate’s degree in textile design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Kansas University. She is the director of extended care at St. John Catholic School in Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of Glenn and Kay Ricke, Wichita. He is a graduate of Campus High School in Haysville and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University.
The couple plan an Oct. 17, 2009, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel in Lawrence.

Wedding

Apprill

Nicole Howard, St. Francis, and Bob Apprill, Lecompton, were married June 20, 2009, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bill Bump officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tony and Tammy Howard, St. Francis.
The groom is the son of Paul Apprill, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kim and Mike Stewart, Lecompton.
Maid of honor was Jinna Adamson. Best man was Joshua Skelton. Bridesmaids were Amber Lyons and Jill Whitney. Groomsmen were Jeremiah Kemper and Shawn Garman. Personal attendant was Lori Lueger. Flower girl was Sydney Sanders. Ringbearer was Chet Bartling. Candle lighters were Emily Elfers and William Thompson. Ushers were Tyler Howard, Mary Stewart and Johnny Stewart. Photographers were The Parsons Photographers.
A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of St. Francis Community High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas University in 2005 and is attending graduate school for a master’s degree in nursing at the university. She is a critical care nurse at Olathe Medical Center.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a mechanical engineering student at KU.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Hanrahan and Young

Patricia Hanrahan, Topeka, and Cyrus Young, Lawrence, were married Aug. 10, 2009, in Las Vegas.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Hummelgaard

John and Marge Hummelgaard

Marge and John Hummelgaard, Rogers, Ark., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the VFW, 910 E. First St., Tonganoxie.
The couple were married Sept. 24, 1949, in Camden, Mo.
Marge was born in Lawrence and retired as the center director of Bell Center in Kansas City, Kan. John was born in Tonganoxie and retired as the maintenance foreman with the Board of Public Utilities in Kansas City, Kan.
They have four daughters, Vicki Bowman, Gladstone, Mo.; Cherry Mastro, Tonganoxie, Donna Kolojaco, Oskaloosa, and chief master sergeant Kathy Gaul, March Air Base, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts.

Anniversary

Nunn

Leona and Paul “Jim”Nunn

Paul “Jim” and Leona Nunn, Edwards Mo., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a picnic luncheon hosted by their children on Oct. 3 in Warsaw, Mo.
Paul Nunn and Leona Minter were married Nov. 18, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan.
The couple lived in Bonner Springs and Linwood for several years and currently reside in the Forthview area of Missouri. Paul was employed at Lone Star Cement Plant in Bonner Springs for 30 years and retired in 1978.
They have two daughters, Janice Green and husband John, Warsaw, Mo., and Marilyn Pitnick and husband Steve, Lawrence; four sons, Danny and Jerry, both of Warsaw, Mike and wife Cindy, Linwood, and the late Toby; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Kealing

Jonathan Kealing and Anne Weltmer

John Weltmer and Patty McGrew, both of Lawrence, along with John and Debby Kealing, Chesterfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Anne Weltmer and Jonathan Kealing, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned bachelor's degrees in history and journalism from Kansas University in 2007. She plans to graduate from KU's School of Law in May 2010.
The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Parkway Central High School and earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from KU in 2007. He is the online editor for LJWorld.com.
The couple plan a May 8, 2010, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.