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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Young and Ewing

Lindsay Young and Marcus Ewing

Lindsay Young, Topeka, and Marcus Ewing, Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Tom Young, Burlingame, and Lendena Longstaff, Halstead. She is a graduate of Hayden High School.
The future groom is the son of Gene and Thelma Ewing, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School.
The couple plan a May 29, 2010, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.

Engagement

Wit and Hackworth

Kristy Hackworth and Casey Wit

Ken and Kaye Hackworth, Lansing, along with Lloyd and Laveta Wit, Byron, Neb., announce the engagement of their children, Kristy Hackworth and Casey Wit, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Lansing High School and Baker University. She is employed with First State Bank & Trust in Tonganoxie.
The future groom is a graduate of Thayer Central High School in Hebron, Neb. He is employed with Berry Plastics in Lawrence.
The couple plan a May 8, 2010, wedding at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Wilmes and Kincaid

Scott L. Kincaid and Megan E. Wilmes

Steve and Nancy Kincaid, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Scott L. Kincaid, to Megan E. Wilmes, both of Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and plans to complete an information systems degree in 2011. He is a computer programmer with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Kansas City, Mo.
The future bride is the daughter of Allen and Janice Wilmes, Kansas City, Mo. She is a 2003 graduate of Platte County High School and a 2006 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. She is employed at St. Luke’s North Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple plan a June 19, 2010, wedding at Harmony Vineyard Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Barr and Corkill

Gregory Matthew Barr and Jessica Melayne Corkill

Clyde and Beverly Corkill, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Melayne Corkill, to Gregory Matthew Barr, both of Kansas City, Mo.
The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Kansas University in 2008. She works for both the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training at KU Medical Center and the Kansas City Autism Training Center.
The future groom is the son of Marla Dercher, Overland Park. He is a 1996 graduate of Olathe East High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from KU in 2001 and is co-owner of Capital Business Service, an electronic payments provider in Overland Park.
The couple plan a November 2010 wedding at Mildale Farm in Edgerton.

Engagement

Perez and Fry

Jaimes Perez and Lauren Fry

Gordon and Leslie Fry announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Fry, to Jaimes Perez, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas University in 2009 and is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The future groom is the son of Jose Perez, Topeka, and Patricia and Ronald Brenton, Lawrence. He also is a 2005 graduate of FSHS. He is studying for an associate degree in medical laboratory technology at Barton Community College, and is a senior laboratory assistant at LMH.
The couple plan an October 2010 wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Allton

Carrie and Steve Allton

Carrie Wortman and Steve Allton, both of Hutchinson, were married Oct. 31, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Kara Eidson officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Wortman, Lincoln, Neb.
The groom is the son of Gene and Carol Allton, Hutchinson.
Maid of honor was Amy Meirowsky. Best men were Kory Ediger, Travis Siehndel and Joe Berger. Bridesmaids were Jennie Marsh, Nicole Mall, Andrea Haviland, Andrea Claxton, Hillary Anderson, Jennifer Ethridge and Stephanie Kavlick. Groomsmen were Andy Peoples, Brian Sheern, Patrick Broxterman, Kelby Marsh and Chris Kavlick. Ring bearers were Thaine Kavlick, Clayton Kavlick and Jack Meirowsky.
A reception was given at the Lawrence Country Club.
The bride is a graduate of Hutchinson High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, and a juris doctor from Kansas University School of Law. She is a research attorney with the Kansas Court of Appeals, Topeka.
The groom is a graduate of Buhler High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from KU, and a juris doctor, also from KU School of Law. He is a staff attorney with Legal Services for Students at KU.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Nichol

Annie and John Nichol

Annie Kettle, Lawrence, and John Nichol, Northfield, Minn., were married July 25, 2009, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with the groom’s father, the Rev. Todd Nichol officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Dean and Judy Kettle, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Todd and Kristin Nichol, Northfield.
Maid of honor was Sarah Egler. Best man was Paul Nichol. Bridesmaids were Merry Chadwick, Sarah Wamsley, Keeley MacNeill and Annie McEnroe. Groomsmen were Dan Visscher, Joe Mignano, Nathan Kettle and Rick Moon. Ushers were Kristian Fried and Bryan Hinck. Reader was Kristen Moon. Guestbook attendant was Sarah Look. Gift attendant was Martha Fried. Organist was Kim Manz.
A reception followed in the Mayflower Room at the church.
The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and of St. Olaf College in Northfield. She is an elementary school music teacher in Danville, Ill.
The groom is a graduate of Roseville Area High School in St. Paul, Minn., and a graduate of St. Olaf College. He is a doctoral student of physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The couple reside in Champaign, Ill.

Anniversary

Flotmann and Flottman

Vernis and Larry Flottman

Larry and Vernis Flottman, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today.
The couple were married on May 1, 1960, at the First Christian Church in Iola.
Larry retired from Arensberg’s Shoes after 45 years in June 2008. He is a graduate of Coffeyville Community College. Vernis retired in 2005 from the Douglas County Conservation District as the district manager. Prior to 27 years at the conservation office, she owned and operated Flottman Upholstery.
They a have two sons, Terry Gilbert and partner Paul Beppler, Seattle, and Jeff Flottman and wife Lori Engelmann, Leawood; a daughter, Marci Stanwix and husband Rick, Lawrence; and five grandchildren.

Anniversary

Smith

Dick and Georgia Smith

Richard “Dick” and Georgia Smith, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner next Saturday with friends and family.
Dick Smith and Georgia House were married May 7, 1950, in Johnson City.
Dick is retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and Georgia is retired from First National Bank, both in Hutchinson.
They have a son, Steve; a daughter, Marsha Jones and husband, David, all of Lawrence; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Bellinger

Dale and Thelma Bellinger, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday with their children and grandchildren.
The couple were married May 5, 1950, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.
Dale is retired from Dale and Ron’s Auto Service, and Thelma is retired from Dr. Monti Belot’s office, both in Lawrence.
They have two daughters, Peggy Christian, Grand Island, Neb., and Debbie Bellinger, Topeka; a son, Rick and wife Laura, Lawrence; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.