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October 30, 2010

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Rebecca and Eric Wagner, Lecompton, announce the birth of their son, Toby Cole Wagner, on Oct. 15, 2010, at Birth and Women’s Center, Topeka.

Toby has a brother, Brody James, 5; and two sisters, Delaney Kate, 3, and Maggie Rae, 22 months.

His maternal grandparents are Steve and Lori Myrick, Lawrence; and his paternal grandparents are Carolyn Alexander, Manhattan, and Don Wagner, Baldwin City.

His great-grandparents are Gene and Glenna Myrick, and Travis and Jean Hergert, all of Liberal, and Woodrow and Dorothy Olson, Webster, S.D.

The Stormont-Vail Foundation funded nursing scholarships totaling $59,450 for 104 students at the Baker University School of Nursing, Stormont-Vail campus, for the fall 2010 semester. Area students receiving scholarships were: Jordan Buckley, Wellsville; Chelsea Carnagie, Eudora; Raven Correll, Shelby Grittman, Heather Jones and Ashley Tetuan, Tecumseh; Denise Whitesides, Lecompton; Kimberly Begert, Rebecca Blevins, Elizabeth Deng, Elizabeth Dyche, Kendra Fritschen, Jessica Salah, Sarah James, Martin Burke, Brooke Raasch, Nicole Robinson, Jana Wiley and Josie Witten, Lawrence; Tracy Frost, Perry; Kelsey Heckathorne, Baldwin City; Carla Jahn, Ottawa; Katelin Burgen, Berryton; and Erin Casey, Meriden.

Laura Swan, Lawrence, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in religion, magna cum laude, from Boston University in September.

Brooke and Dustin Ottesen, Mission, announce the birth of their daughter, Stella Grace Ottesen, on Oct. 2, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center.

Her maternal grandparents are Gerry Meyer and Linda Meyer, both of Lawrence; and her paternal grandparents are Bob and Jonni Ottesen, Overland Park.

A Kansas Scholastic Chess Association tournament was held Oct. 16 in Lenexa. Kelsey Jian from Sunflower School won first place in the K-6 section. Southwest Junior High School won the third-place team trophy in the K-9 section. Other Lawrence area participants earning medals were: Ting Ting Shi, fourth, and Shrivatsa Malladi, fifth, in K-6; SWJH students Thomas Peterson, fourth, and Megan Peterson, 11th, in K-9; and Free State High School students Andrei Elliott, seventh, and Venkata Malladi, ninth, in K-12.

The Douglas County Extension Council annual election was Tuesday at the Douglas County Extension Office. Members elected for the Agriculture Program Development Committee PDC were: Larry Almstrom, Jim Congrove and Kathy Wilson-Sanders. Members elected to the Family Consumer Sciences PDC were: Karrey Britt, Donna Osness and Kellie Worley. Members elected to serve on the 4-H Youth Development PDC were: Lanaea Heine, Rhonda Wehrman and Tony Merz. Members elected to the Economic Development PDC were: Chas Benton, Ron Skaggs and Lynn Byczynski.

Council members will participate in the Extension Council Annual meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Dreher Family Building on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. At the annual meeting, the 24 council members will elect nine individuals from the council to serve as an executive board.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information and reservations, call the Extension office at 843-7058.

Christina Picicci, Lawrence, received a $500 Kansas State Civic Leadership Book Scholarship. The scholarships, funded by Farm Bureau Financial Services, are given to Kansas State freshmen who have demonstrated excellence in serving their communities. Farm Bureau Financial Services hosted a reception for the scholarship winners, their families and guests on Sept. 25 during the Family Day celebration at Kansas State University.

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