Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Niehoff and Young

Jim Niehoff & Diane Young

Jim Niehoff, Quenemo and Diane Young, Council Grove, were married September 22, 1963 at Zion Lutheran Church, Vasser. They will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a reception Sunday afternoon, September 29, 2013.
Jim previously owned and operated Jim’s Electric and Niehoff Heating and Air in Lawrence. The business was sold to a long time employee and currently operates as Niehoff Dunco Heating & Air. Diane sold Home Interiors and Gifts for 25 years. After retiring, the Niehoff’s established and operated Three Sisters Inn in Baldwin City for 12 years until selling to guests who continue to operate the inn.
The Niehoff’s have three children, Donna (Mike) Kneedler, Baldwin City, Julie Harris and Ryan Niehoff, Lawrence; and two grandsons, AJ and Luke Kneedler. Family and friends are invited to a reception Sunday, September 29, between 1 and 3 pm with a square/round dance following, 3 to 5:30 pm at Stoney Point Hall, 1514 N. 600 Rd, Baldwin City. The couple requests no gifts.



Dave and Bette Murrell

Dave and Bette Murrell of Overland Park, KS, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on September 14, 2013. They were married at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Creve Coeur, MO, on September 14, 1963. Their loving family includes three children: David Murrell, Jr. (Tara); Lisa O’Toole (Dave); and Stephanie Murrell, and six grandchildren, all in the Kansas City area. Among many wonderful memories are the interesting places they have lived (including Lawrence), Japan, Germany and Russia. The family will celebrate this special occasion at The Classic Cup on the Country Club Plaza. The couple will top off their celebration with a trip to Williamsburg, VA, and Washington, DC.



Stan and Janet Roth

Stan and Janet (Beckner) Roth, of Lawrence, were married June 2, 1963, in Neodesha, Kansas. The couple, along with their son Jim (Jane), Winnipeg, Manitoba, and daughter Debby (Brad), Lawrence, and grandchildren Jack, Carson, Maggie, and Adam Ziegler, Tim and Alex Roth, celebrated the 50th Anniversary in June on Lake Hennepin in Minnesota. The entire family will continue the celebration on the Big Island of Hawaii in December.



Bob and Barbara Walden

Bob and Barbara Walden will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on September 19, 2013.
They were married September 19, 1953 in Richland, Kansas. They celebrated earlier with all their family in Grandbury, TX. The couple have two children, Cindy (Don) Wampler in Overland Park, KS and Wayne (Leslie)
Walden in Euless, TX; and three grandchildren: Mark (Rebekah) Wampler, Brad (Nicole) Wampler, and Addison Walden. Cards may be sent to 1617 Kasold Dr., Lawrence, KS 66047.


Anderson and Mulvihill

Brad Anderson & Maureen Mulvihill

Pat and Vickie Mulvihill of Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter Maureen, to Brad Anderson, son of Andy and Kathy Anderson, Jr., Overland Park, KS.
The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School, Perry. She received her B.S. from the University of Kansas in Business /Marketing in 2012. Maureen is currently employed by SE2/Security Benefit in Topeka.
The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in Chemistry/Science in 2012. Brad is currently working at the KU Medical
Center in the Health Science Library in Kansas City, KS. The couple plan to be married October 26, 2013, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Perry, KS.


Colgan and Hall

Jon and Dr. Michelle Hall

Michelle Colgan and Jon Hall, Lawrence, were married on August 17th, 2013 at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City, KS. Reverend Paul Babcock officiated the ceremony. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City, KS. Michelle is the daughter of Dr. Marilyn
Colgan, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Charles and Margaret Hodges, Lawrence, and Vincent and Phyllis Colgan, Holdrege, NE. Jon is the son of Donald and Gina Hall, Lawrence. Michelle’s sister, Dr. Melissa Kalb of Lawrence, was the Matron of Honor. Best man was Jon’s brother, Conner Hall, Lenexa, KS. Bridesmaids were Kactus Bidwell, Manhattan, KS; Jarah Hauger, Gardner, KS; Kelsey Mueller, Manhattan, KS; and Melissa Navinskey, Cummings, KS. Groomsmen were Michael Cox, Grantville, KS; Danny Munck, Grantville, KS; and Wes Cook, Murfeesboro, TN. Ushers were Tucker Gabriel, cousin of bride, Eurdora, KS and the groomsmen. The bride’s personal attendant was Martha Riese, friend of the bride, Minneapolis, KS. Candle lighters were Mary Hencke, Minneapolis, MN and Julie Heschmeyer, Lawrence, KS, both friends of the bride. Ring bearer was Brady Kalb, nephew of the bride, Lawrence, and flower girl was Madison Cox, friend of couple, Grantville. Readers were Jim Colgan, West Sacramento, CA, and John Colgan, Parker, CO, both uncles to the bride. Vocalist was Christa Frazier, Joplin, MO, friend of the bride. Organist was Gary Keller, Baldwin City, KS. House attendants were Brenna Stebbins, Lawrence, KS; Maggie Barnes, Kansas City, MO; Lauren Mobley, Shawnee, KS; and Dr. Lori Bedient, Overland Park, KS, all friends of the bride. Chocolate fountain attendants were Judy Colson, Olathe, KS, and Michelle, Lacey, and Lauren Gabriel, Eudora, KS, all cousins of the bride. Cake attendants were DeeAnn Dornes, Waverly, KS; Suellyn Stone, Belton, MO; both aunts of groom, and Cindy Potthoff, Lincoln, NE; and Jean Phillips, Charlotte, NC, both aunts of the bride.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry from Kansas State University in 2009 and recently graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2013. Michelle is an associate veterinarian at Atchison Animal Clinic in Atchison, KS.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and studied at Johnson County Community College. He is now a full time student currently enrolled at Highland Community College in their Industrial Welding Program in Atchison, KS. The couple resides in Atchison, KS.