Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Newell and Michael

Erin Newell and Kurtis Michael

Dean and Pam Newell, Oskaloosa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Renae to Kurtis R. Michael, Eudora, son of Susan Austin-Michael, Lawrence and Steve Michael, Gardner.
The future bride is employed by Oral Surgery Kansas, Lawrence.
The future groom is employed by E&K Construction, Kansas City, MO.
A June l5th wedding is planned.


Shannon and Prather

Garret Prather & Emily Shannon

Randy and Lisa Shannon of Drexel, MO., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Clare Shannon, to Garret Robert Prather, son of Brett and Angie Prather, of Wichita, KS.
The bride-to-be graduated from Valley Falls High School in 2006. She received a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas in 2009 and a master of Accounting from the University of Kansas in 2011. She is employed as an Auditor with Deloitte and Touche in Kansas City.
The future groom graduated from Kaupan Mt. Carmel (Wichita, KS) in 2006. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in Finance in 2010 and received a master of International Business degree from Rockhurst University in 2012. He is employed as a Project Controller at Deloitte Consulting also in Kansas City.
A June 2013 wedding is planned at Visitation Catholic Church in Kansas City. The couple will reside in Kansas City.


McIntyre and Rigg

J.R. Rigg and Julie McIntyre

Julie McIntyre, of Lawrence, and J.R. Rigg, of Herington, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Bernard and Darlene Katzfey, of Lawrence. She is a graduate of Eudora High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Kansas. She is currently teaching 3rd grade at Broken Arrow Elementary School.
The future groom is the son of the late Howard and Pat Rigg. He is a graduate of Herington High School and attended Kansas State University. He worked as a conductor for the Union Pacific railroad for 26 years.
The couple plans a June 14, 2013 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.


Lange and Brown

Joseph Brown and Kelsie Lange

Mark and Lori Lange of Lawrence, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Lange, to Joseph Brown, son of Sheri Brown of Shawnee, Kansas and Gene Brown of Raymore, Missouri.
Kelsie is a graduate of Lawrence Free State High School and received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2012.
Joseph is a graduate a Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a BA in Religious Studies. Kelsie is currently living in Lawrence and working part-time. Joseph is living in Littleton, CO and studying at Denver Seminary.
The couple will marry March 23, 2013 at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS.



Kenneth & Lena Rose Wehmeyer of Lawrence will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on February 6th, 2013. Kenneth & Lena Rose were married on February 6th, 1948.



Please Join us in celebrating 65 years of Marriage. Open House on February 17th from 2:00 to 4:30 at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence. Hope to see everyone there.