Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Kort and Kane

Vince Kane and Monica Kort

Rob and Mary Anne Kort, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Monica Kort, Kansas City, Kan., to Vince Kane, Shawnee.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School and is a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is the son of Vic and Nancy Kane, Overland Park. He is a 1998 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is a software implementation consultant for Netchemia in Prairie Village.
The couple plan a June 23, 2011, wedding at Loose Park Rose Garden in Kansas City, Mo.


DeLaTorre and Mock

Danny DeLaTorre and Megan Mock

Phil and Pat DeLaTorre announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Patrick DeLaTorre, all of Lawrence, to Megan Renee Mock, Baldwin City.
The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. He plans to complete a business degree with an emphasis in management from Kansas University and is employed by Kroger Company as the manager of the Baldwin City Kwik Shop.
The future bride is the daughter of Loren Mock and Dianna Mock, both of Baldwin City. She is a 2009 graduate of Baldwin High School and is studying for a nursing degree from Neosho County Community College.
The couple plan a May 7, 2011, outdoor wedding at the home of the groom’s parents.


Nickell and Shoff

Lauren Shoff and Dean Nickell

Richard and Marsha Nickell, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Dean Nickell, to Lauren Shoff, both of Denver.
The future groom earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas University. He is a project engineer at Hyder Construction, Inc.
The future bride is the daughter of Clifford and Cynthia Shoff, Peoria Heights, Ill. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Bates College in Maine, a master’s degree in education from the University of Denver, and is a Spanish teacher at Rock Canyon High School.
The couple plan a June 2011 wedding in Peoria Heights


McManness and Gerber

David and Stacy Gerber

Stacy McManness, Lawrence, and David Gerber, Rock Island, Ill., were married Jan. 1, 2011, at Fort Myers Beach, Fla., with April Kelley officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Leland McManness, Lawrence, and Linda Ison, Cape Coral, Fla.
The groom is the son of Bernie Gerber, Anniston, Ala., and Beth Hansen, Rock Island.
Maid of honor was Monica Hein. Best man was Jacob Meisenbach. Music coordinator was Mary Coiner.
A reception was given at Nervous Nellie’s at Fort Myers Beach.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Baker University in 2007 and has been serving in the U.S. Army since November 2009.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of North Shore High School. He attended the University of Houston and has been serving in the U.S. Army since October 2009.
The bride resides in Fort Gordon, Ga., and the groom resides in Fort Huachuca, Ariz.


Butler and Aldis-Wilson

Scott and Aileen Aldis-Wilson

Aileen Butler, Madera, Calif., and Scott Aldis-Wilson, Manhattan, were married March 4, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel in Lawrence, with Rev. Steven Beseau officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Ann Butler, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of David Aldis, Tracy, Calif., and Rosemary and Paul Wilson, Manhattan.
Maids of honor were Mary Butler and Laura Lewis. Best man was Chris Frank. Ushers were Devin Wilson and Hank Wilson.
A reception followed in the St. Lawrence Social Hall.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, Calif. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Kansas University.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Manhattan High School. He earned bachelor degrees in journalism, biology and elementary education from Kansas State University.
The couple reside in Lawrence.



June and Alan Fisher

Alan and June Fisher, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday with a family dinner at their home.
The couple were married March 9, 1951, in Lawrence.
Alan earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University in 1949. He worked for Reuter Pipe Organ Company from 1949 to 1994, holding various management positions. He served in World War II, and is an active member of the American Legion Post No. 14 having held the office of past president.
June worked for the Credit Bureau of Lawrence from 1942 to 1952. She is a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a member of Business and Professional Women.
They have four sons, Michael, Eudora; Kevin, Lawrence; Brian and daughter-in-law Rita, Eudora; and Kent and daughter-in-law Stephanie, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Cards may be sent to the couple at 810 Schwarz Road, Lawrence, KS 66049.



Murlin and Dutch Heffner

Dutch and Murlin Heffner, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
The couple were married March 17, 1961, in Lawrence.
Both are retired. Murlin worked in the facilities department at Kansas University. Dutch worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Lawrence.
They have two daughters, Cheryl Kellison and son-in-law Brian, and Stephanie Rodman and son-in-law Todd, all of Lawrence; and four grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.