Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements



Bill and Thelma Simons

Bill and Thelma Simons are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 13, 1989, at the South Park Gazebo in Lawrence. Their romance began only three months earlier when Thelma, in her role as the singles group coordinator for First Christian Church, visited Bill in the hospital. His first romantic gesture was sending her Valentine flowers while he was still in the hospital. The two of them continue on their romantic ventures to this day and beyond. Bill and Thelma brought six children into their combined family and have been further blessed with six grandchildren. Bill is retired. Thelma is employed at KU.


Ferguson and Hightower

Kevin Hightower & Kimberly Ferguson

Kimberly Ferguson and Kevin Hightower are engaged to be married October 4, 2014. Kimberly is the daughter of Robb and Pam Ferguson, Lawrence, Ks and Kevin is the son of Kenny and Carolyn Hightower, La Cygne, Ks. Kimberly is a 2007 graduate of LHS and graduated from the KU School of Business in 2011with a B. S. in Management and Leadership. Kevin is a 2010 graduate of KSU with a B. S. in Agricultural Economics. Kim and Kevin will be married at the Clearfield United Methodist Church with a reception following.


Kaiser and Rieder

Mary Ann Kaiser & Daniel James Rieder

Nancy and Johnnie Kaiser of Hutchinson, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann Kaiser, to Daniel James Rieder, son of Alicia and Roger Rieder of Lawrence, Kansas.
The future bride is a graduate of Buhler High School and attended the University of Kansas and Neosho County Community College. Mary is employed by Brandon Woods Retirement Community of Lawrence as a Certified Nursing and Medication Aide. She is currently working towards a degree in Nursing with a focus on Radiology.
The future groom graduated from Lawrence Free State High School and attended Johnson County Community
College and the University of Kansas. Daniel is employed by RAR, Inc. of Lawrence.
A November 8, 2014 wedding is planned at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.


Noller and Wallace

Alexandra Noller & Christian Wallace

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Noller of Lawrence, KS, announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandra Noller, to Christian Wallace, son of Danielle LaVeta, Lawrence, KS and Jon Wallace Bountiful, UT.
The future bride will be attending KU School of Nursing at Kansas University Medical Center this Fall.
The future groom attends the University of Kansas and will be attending KU School of Education this Fall.
An April 2015 wedding is planned and the couple will live in Roeland Park, Kansas.


Campbell and Bender

Sally Rosanne Campbell & Joshua Adam Bender

Sally Rosanne Campbell, of Lawrence, and Joshua Adam Bender, of Sterling, were married amongst friends and family at The Cider Gallery in Lawrence, KS on March 22, 2014 with Reverend Arthur Jones, friend of the couple, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Leslie Campbell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mike and Diane Bender, Sterling. Bridal attendants were Amy Berg and Allison Diebolt. Groomsmen were Jared Bender, Ian Campbell, Rex Johnson and Jordan Bender. The ceremony was followed by a reception also at The Cider Gallery. The couple resides in Lawrence and plans to honeymoon to Europe in the fall.