Grandparents are Don and Loreen Winchell, Horton, and the late Jack and Lavon May.Â
Michael and Kristen Ada, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren Anne Ada, born Jan. 31, 2002, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Grandparents are John and Lois Mahnken, Fort Scott, and Pedro and Mary Ada, Fort Scott. Great-grandparents are Fern Yokley, Liberal, Mo., and Alfred and Eleanor Mahnken, Pittsburg.Â
Arthur and Christina Hess, Lawrence, announce the adoption of their daughter, Lauren Kathleen Akia, born Jan. 1, 2001, in Calcutta, India. She arrived home on June 4, 2001, and became a U.S. citizen on Jan. 24, 2002.
Maternal Grandparents are Gary and Connie Hart, Leawood. Paternal grandparents are the late Ora "Bud" and Evelyn Hess.Â
Howard and Mickie Gillispie, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Andrew Haskell Gillispie, born Jan. 3, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Grandparents are Millie Gillispie, Lawrence, and Mike and Mary Coppedge, Eudora.Â
MaryPat and Phillip Dwyer, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, MaryKathryn Frances, born Jan. 26, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She has two brothers, Jackson, 5, and Alik, 2.
Grandparents are Norma and Daryl Dwyer, Lawrence, and Mary Lou Blum, Hays.Â
Raymond Pearson, Baldwin, celebrated his 97th birthday Tuesday. Pearson is a lifelong resident of the Baldwin area. He was a farmer. His children are Ralph and Marja Pearson, Baldwin, and Elton and Mary Haid, Lawrence. He has three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. If friends and family members would like to send a card, his address is 1016 Orchard Lane, Baldwin, 66006.Â
Kenneth A. Wilcox will celebrate his 89th birthday with a reception from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Eudora Nursing Center. If friends and family members would like to send a card, his address is Eudora Nursing Center, 1415 Maple, Room 41, Eudora, 66025.Â
Samuel Knowlton, 18, son of Danette Michaels, Lawrence, and Thomas "Tucker" Knowlton, Lawrence, has been named a National Merit Finalist. Samuel is a senior at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colo.Â
A black polled Gelbvieh bull bred and raised by Dave and Cindy Judd, Pomona, was proclaimed National Champion Bull at the American Gelbvieh Assn.'s National Show. The show was held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, Denver.Â
Will Krebs, Oskaloosa, has been awarded the Board of Governors Scholar Award from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Krebs.Â
Jarrett Johnson, Baldwin, and Scott Smith, Lawrence, have been named to the 2001 President's List at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., by earning at least a 3.5 grade point average.
Johnson is the son of Michael and Kathleen Johnson. Smith is the son of Mark and Margery Smith.Â
Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, announces area students who made the fall 2001 Dean's List, by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
They are Gretchen Peirsol, Basehor; Nichole Leisten, De-Soto; Julie Avila and Jessica Bryant, Eudora; Katera Ryan, Lawrence; Nathaniel Gardner and Amy Hansen, McLouth; Jerald Burkin, Duncan Pestock and Karen Stockman, Tonganoxie; and Misty Heinen, Valley Falls.Â
Fort Hays State University announces area students who made the fall 2001 Dean's Honor Roll, by receiving at least a 3.6 grade-point average.
They are Chad Olmstead, Baldwin; Jessica Stein, Eudora; Katherine Rhodes, Kris Hart and Scott Rustenhoven, Lawrence; Janese Dee Farr, Valley Falls; Anthony Nicholl, Winchester; and Tiffany Breitenbach, Basehor.Â
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., announces area students who made honors during the 2001 fall semester. Students named to the President's Honor Roll received a 4.0 grade-point average. Students listed on the Academic Honor Roll earned at least a 3.5 GPA. Those who made honors are: Michael Mosenfelder, DeSoto, President's; Elizabeth Lee, President's, and Erin Murphy, Academic, both of Lawrence; Mindy Hayden, Academic, Tecumseh.Â
Corrie McDaniel, Lawrence, has been named to the 2001 Autumn Quarter Dean's List of Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, by earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Wayne and Judith McDaniel.