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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Dunlap and Nelson

Kevin and Erin Nelson

Erin Dunlap, Overland Park, and Kevin Nelson, Smithville, Mo., were married June 18, 2011, at South Park in Lawrence, with Edward Greene officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon Dunlap, Overland Park.
The groom is the son of Scott and Beth Nelson, Smithville.
Maid of honor was Sara Fairchild. Best man was Chris Nelson. Bridesmaids were Melissa Casto, Toni Kim and Melissa Albano. Groomsmen were Aaron Doyle, Chris Curry and Casey Ballard. Ushers were Colter Brau and Nick Pounds.
A reception was given at the American Legion in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from Kansas University in 2010 and is a case manager at KVC Behavioral Heath Care.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Smithville High School. He earned an associate degree from Maple Woods Community College in 2006 and is a production lead at Amarr.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Mishler and Younger

Michael Younger and Kelsi Mishler

Kenneth and Debbie Mishler announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsi Mishler, all of Lawrence, to Michael Younger, Hays.
The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Baker University in 2010 and is a registered nurse at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
The future groom is the son of James and Susan Younger, Hays. He is a 2005 graduate of Hays High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kansas University in 2010 and is an engineer at EBH and Associates in Pratt.
The couple plan an Oct. 8, 2011, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Baker and Workman

Summer Baker and Brian Workman

James and Penne Baker along with Mark and Joan Workman announce the engagement of their children, Summer Baker and Brian Workman, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She is an undergraduate student at Washburn University and plans to earn an English degree in May 2012.
The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University and is employed by the Wyandot Mental Health Center.
The couple plan an October 2011 wedding.

Engagement

Dockter and Mehrer

Mark Mehrer and Kaidee Dockter

Kelly Dockter announces the engagement of her daughter, Kaidee Dockter, to Mark Mehrer, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is also the daughter of the late Galen Dockter. She is a graduate of Free State High School and is the human resources specialist at Kansas University Memorial Unions.
The future groom is the son of Edward and Charlotte Mehrer, Mission Hills. He is a graduate of Rockhurst High School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and is employed by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
The couple plan a September 2012 wedding in Kansas City, Kan.

Engagement

Donohue and Doudna

Jesse Doudna and Bobby Donohue

Bobby Donohue, Paola, and Jesse Doudna, McLouth, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Paul and Violet Lewis, Pleasanton. She is a 1997 graduate of Paola High School. She earned a medical assistant certificate from Pinnacle Career Institute in June 2010 and is employed by Vintage Park in Tonganoxie.
The future groom is the son of Teresa and Dave Ellis, McLouth, and the late Carl Doudna. He is a 2007 graduate of McLouth High School, attended the Art Institute of Kansas City, and is also employed by Vintage Park.
The couple plan a June 2012 wedding at Lone Star Lake.

Engagement

Carpenter and Schuh

Jason Schuh and Cassie Carpenter

Cassie Carpenter, Lawrence, and Jason Schuh, Burlington, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of James and Debra Carpenter, Lawrence. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health promotion with a minor in recreation from Emporia State University and is employed by MediFit in Olathe.
The future groom is the son of Greg Schuh, Henderson, Nev., and Carey Schuh, Burlington. He attended Burlington High School and graduated from Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif. He also attended Emporia State and is employed by Emprise Bank in Lawrence.
The couple plan an Oct. 15, 2011, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Howard and Brown

David and Lauren Brown

Lauren Howard, Lecompton, and David Brown, Lawrence, were married March 17, 2011, at Lecompton United Methodist Church, with Jin Cho officiating.
The bride is the daughter of David Howard, Perry, and Rhonda Dalquest, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Bob Brown, San Miguel, Mexico, and the late Carol Brown.
Maid of honor was Ashley Howard. Best man was Mojo Williams. Bridesmaids were the couple’s daughter, Addison Brown, Tayler Blodgett, Teresa Blevins-Freeman, Katie Howard and Kelsey Howard. Groomsmen were Eric Davis, Kendall Freeman and Hunter Hargrove. Pianist was Kim Stewart. Coordinator was Carol Howard. Vocalist was Sarah Howard. Ushers were Steve Howard and Greg Howard. Flower girls were Sophie Slonina and Josie Brooks. Ringbearers were Jadon Morris and Jackson Slonina.
A reception was given at the American Legion in Perry.
The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and is a homemaker.
The groom is also a graduate of Free State and attended Highland Community College. He is a teller at First State Bank and Trust and is also employed at Fastrax in Perry.
The couple reside in Lawrence.