Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements



Alvin & Shirley Harrell

Alvin & Shirley Harrell will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a celebration among friends and family from 2-4:30pm on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. 2nd St. The couple was married February 7th, 1948 in Lawrence, KS. This special occasion will be hosted by their children and


Riggins and Mitchell

Nash and Carmen Riggins

Carmen Hazy Mitchell and Nash William Riggins, both of Stirling, Scotland, united in marriage on December 15, 2012, at Crear, Scotland. Registrar Lorna Wilson officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sue Mitchell of
Buchlyvie, Scotland. The groom is the son of Bill and Stacy Riggins of Lawrence, KS.
Following the ceremony, family and close friends enjoyed an evening of Ceilidh music and dancing. The bride and groom are seniors at Stirling University.


Kamfer and Freed

Serena Kampfer is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter Jordon Kamfer to Jerry Don Freed son of Jerry & Debra Freed. The couple is planning a September 14,2013 wedding.


Albee and Gupta

Dr. Sunny Gupta and Dr. Bhavika Albee

Pravin and Lata Albee of Lawrence, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Bhavika Albee to Dr. Sunny Gupta, son of Sushil and Sudha Gupta of Newtown, Connecticut.
The future bride graduated from Xavier University School of Medicine. She is currently completing her residency in Family Medicine in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
The future groom received his graduate degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently employed as a Sports Medicine physician with the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A May 2013 wedding is planned at the Oread Hotel.


Pearce and Hardtarfer

Brandon Daniel Hardtarfer and Savannah Dawn Pearce

Doug Pearce, Springfield, Missouri, along with Pat and Janice Lee, Shawnee, Kansas announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Dawn Pearce, and Brandon Daniel Hardtarfer, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas. Savannah currently owns and operates a pet services business.
The future groom is the son of Dan and Brenda Hardtarfer, Lawrence, Kansas. He is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. Brandon currently owns and operates an auto repair business.
The couple plan a September 13th wedding in Lawrence.


Wheeler and Ideus

Nathan Ideus and Sammy Wheeler

Dale Wheeler, Wendy Wheeler and Wayne and Patti Ideus, all from Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Sammy Wheeler and Nathan Ideus, also from Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School and Truman State University with a degree in textiles in 2011. She is employed in Lawrence.
The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from
Kansas University in 2012 and works for Exxon Mobile in Kansas City, KS.
The couple plans a May 4, 2013 wedding in Lawrence.


Davis and Benvenutti

Philip Davis and Jamie Benvenutti

Philip Scott Davis and Jamie Elizabeth Benvenutti announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Peter Benvenutti and Lise Pearlman of Oakland, CA. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences. The future groom is the son of Scott Davis of Marshfield, MO and Sharon Cole of Overland Park, KS. He is also a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BS in Microbiology. The couple is planning a destination wedding in Orange Beach, Alabama this Summer.