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Engagement

Huntzinger and Randel

Amber Huntzinger and Jeffery Randel

Amber Huntzinger and Jeffery Randel, both of Mission, announce their engagement along with their parents, Tom and Pat Huntzinger, Lawrence, Greg and Phyllis Randel, Eudora, and Debbie and Bob Baker, Apple Valley, Calif.
The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2002. She is employed by the American Academy of Family Physicians in Leawood.
The future groom is a 1997 graduate of LHS and is employed by GSR Construction in Lawrence.
The couple plan an Aug. 28, 2010, wedding on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Engagement

LaGesse and Hamblin

Amy LaGesse and Chris Hamblin

Amy LaGesse and Chris Hamblin, both of Phoenix, announce their engagement along with their parents, John and Diane LaGesse, Lawrence, and Bill and Shari Hamblin, Stanley.
The couple plan a July 24, 2010, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Bouwie and Weston

Norman Cornelious Bouwie III and Erica Danielle Weston

Ronald and Deleanor Weston, St. Louis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Danielle Weston, Lawrence, to Norman Cornelious Bouwie III, Cincinnati.
The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 2003 and an educational specialist degree in school psychology from Kansas University in 2005. She is a school psychologist for the Topeka public schools.
The future groom is the son of Norman II and Lealona Bouwie, Wichita. He is a 1998 graduate of Heights High School in Wichita. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2002 and a master’s degree in accounting and information systems in 2006, both from KU. He is an internal auditor for The Kroger Company in Cincinnati.
The couple plan a July 17, 2010, wedding at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence, and will later reside in Cincinnati.

Engagement

Faletra and Cox

Reid Cox and Amanda Faletra

Amanda Faletra, Lawrence, and Reid Cox, Lenexa, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Sabine Jones, Lawrence, and Joseph Faletra, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. She is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Kansas University in 2009 and is an elementary music teacher at Eudora Elementary School.
The future groom is the son of Henry Cox and Stephanie Spring, Shawnee. He is a 2001 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education, both from Baylor University, and is the Midwest support manager for Sportstec Inc.
The couple plan an April 16, 2011, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.

Anniversary

Alexander

Betty and Francis Alexander

Francis and Betty Alexander, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 3 at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St., Lawrence.
The couple were married July 2, 1950, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.
Francis is a retired detective sergeant for the Lawrence police department. Betty is retired from Farmland Industries.
They have two sons, Larry, Olathe, and Duane, Lawrence; a daughter, Rhonda Busch, Fairfax, Va.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts.

Wedding

Kearn

Keenan and Risa Kearn

Risa Petty, Lawrence, and Keenan Kearn, Salina, were married March 22, 2010, at Canyon Lake, Texas, with the Rev. Monty Rainey officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ray and Lynette Petty, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Gary and Helen Kearn, Salina.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from Kansas University in 2000. She is a 2005 graduate of Atlanta School of Massage and a 2008 graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. She is in private practice at Kinetikos Bodywork Therapy in downtown Lawrence.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Salina South High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from KU in 2005 and is a geographic information systems analyst at Bartlett and West in Topeka.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Chandlee and Welch

Jeremy and Nina Welch

Nina Chandlee, Lawrence, and Jeremy Welch, Leavenworth, were married Nov. 14, 2009, at Rock of Ages Chapel in Leavenworth, with Chaplain Sam Sanford officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Steve Chandlee, Lawrence, and Lisa Chandlee, Blue Springs, Mo.
The groom is the son of Glen and Dora Welch, Leavenworth.
Maid of honor was Kelsey Hess. Best man was Jason Welch. Bridesmaids were Danielle Skinner and Charla Welch. Groomsmen were Damon Chandlee and Jacob Leal. Flower girl was Aria Springer. Ringbearer was Kaiser Springer. Guestbook attendants were Amanda Faulkner, and Christian and Will Faulkner. Readers were Pearl Bailey, Bill Weigel and Nicholas Wallace. Guest of honor was Christinia Wattenbach.
A reception was given at Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washburn University in 2009. She is a youth psychosocial group facilitator with The Guidance Center of Leavenworth.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Leavenworth High School, and is a sergeant at Lansing Correctional Facility.
The couple reside in Leavenworth.

Wedding

Thompson and Ketter

Krystle and Christopher Ketter

Krystle Rae Thompson, Rossville, and Christopher Michael Ketter, Lecompton, were married March 13, 2010, at the Rossville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Norman officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Stan and Suzy Thompson, Rossville.
The groom is the son of Phillip and Nancy Ketter, Lecompton.
Matron of honor was Hannah Sharp. Best man was Patrick Ketter. Bridesmaids were Ashley Shepard and Becky Greene. Groomsmen were Thadd Taylor and Clayton Calder. Flower girl was Lauren Gigot. Ringbearer was Wyatt Gigot. Ushers were Wes Thompson and Mike Thompson.
A reception was given at the Potawatomi Indian Center in Rossville.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Rossville High School, and is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School, and also a senior majoring in biology with an emphasis in pre-med at KSU. He plans to attend medical school after graduation.
The couple reside in Manhattan.

Engagement

Hinchey

Julie Brynds and Carl Hinchey

Julie Brynds and Carl Hinchey, both of Thornton, Colo., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Earl Brynds and Judy Brynds, both of Lawrence. She is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School and a student at the University of Colorado. She also is employed at Golden Hill Family Dentistry in Lakewood, Colo.
The future groom is the son of Chuck Hinchey, Conifer, Colo., and Judy Hinchey, Overland Park. He is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Miege High School and a 2008 graduate of Kansas University. He is employed at Ericcson in Boulder, Colo.
The couple plan a July 22, 2010, wedding at Della Terra Mountain Chateau, in Estes Park, Colo.

Engagement

Harrison and Malone

Cameron Harrison and Keely Malone

Barbara and Mike Malone, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Keely Malone to Cameron Harrison, son of Shannon and Ken Harrison, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Keely is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. She teaches second grade at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif.
Cameron is a graduate of University of Colorado and is completing his medical residency at Stanford University. Both live in Palo Alto, Calif.
The couple plan an Oct. 2, 2010, wedding in Crested Butte, Colo.

Anniversary

Blank

Elaine and Bob Blank

Bob and Elaine Blank, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday.
Robert Blank and Elaine Modrell were married June 25, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo.
Bob, a portrait and wedding photographer, owned the Hixon Studio from 1955 to 1992. Elaine worked in the Kansas University athletic department in the 1950s and at Allen Press in the 1970s.
They have a daughter, Sheri Robertson, Houston; two sons, Rob, Lawrence, and Randall and wife Betty, Lodi, Calif.; and three granddaughters.

Anniversary

Fisher

Charles and Erma Fisher

Charles and Erma Fisher, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family cruise on the Disney Magic.
Charles Fisher and Erma Carstens were married June 26, 1960, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Torrance, Calif.
They have a daughter, Lisa Gilbert and husband James, Eudora; and two granddaughters, Mallory and Loralei. Their son, Brad, died in 1973.
The couple requests no gifts.

Engagement

Taylor and Llamas

J. Taylor and Kristi Llamas

L.D. and Kristi Lawrence along with Jeff and Vandi Hodgson announce the engagement of their children, Kristl Llamas and J. Taylor, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washburn University in 2006 and is a fifth-grade teacher in the De Soto school district.
The future groom is also son of the late Joseph Taylor, Sr. He is a 2003 graduate of FSHS, and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2008. He is a landscaper and will pursue a paramedic’s degree this fall.
The couple plan a July 10, 2010, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Coffey and Serio

Kati Coffey and Grant Serio

Glenn and Becky Coffey announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathlynn “Kati” Coffey, all of McLouth, to Jared Grant Serio, Ruston, La.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and a 2009 graduate of Colorado Technical University. She is attending Kansas University, and is employed in the information technology department at Standard Beverage Corp. in Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of John Jay and Donna Serio, Ruston. He is a 2003 graduate of Ruston High School and a 2007 honors graduate of the University of Arkansas. He is attending graduate school in mathematics at KU.
The couple plan a Nov. 20, 2010, wedding in Easton.