Engagement — Bernard/Bunch
Dr. Scotty and Cheri Bunch, Chanute, announce the engagement of their son, Caleb Scott Bunch, Queens, N.Y., to Ashley Annette Bernard, Prineville, Ore. She is the daughter of Monty and Amy Bernard, Prineville, Ore. Bernard is a graduate of San Lorenzo High School. She majored in nursing and social sciences at Corban College, Salem, Ore., and Portland State University in Portland, Ore. Bunch is a home school graduate. He attended Neosho Cou...
Palmer - Wehlage
Christopher John Wehlage and Elizabeth Reum Palmer were united in marriage June 6, 2009, at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt. The Rev. Debby Dick was the officiant for the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Sheryl Palmer, Humboldt, and the bridegroom is the son of David and Rosa Wehlage, Humboldt. Maid of honor was Sarah Ford, Overland Park, and the best man was Dustin Wehlage, Humboldt. Bridesmaids were Nicole Murray, Sa...
Wedding — Simmons
Nancy Kitch and Don Simmons were married July 18, 2009, at the home of Dr. Mark and Cathy Witaczack, Overland Park. District Court Judge Tom Foster presided over the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Jane Ann Merritt, Thayer. The groom is the son of Twyla Simmons, Galena, and the late Howard Simmons. The couple’s children stood with their parents, including Dana Kitch, Chanute; Jarrett Kitch, Topeka; Jeremey Sim...
Engagement — Mortensen/Adams
Ernest and Kim Adams announce the engagement of their son, Stephen Michael Adams, all of Chanute, to Rebecca Dawn Mortensen, Overland Park. She is the daughter of Niels and Sallie Mortensen, Louisburg.
The wedding will be held Sept. 26, 2009, in Manhattan.
Wedding — Berthot/Pineda
Karista Ruth Berthot and Jacob Ignacio Pineda were married March 14, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Chanute. Kendall Sheats presided over the candlelight double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Renee Berthot, Chanute. The groom is the son of Ignacio and Elizabeth Pineda, Wichita.
Vanessa McCullough served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids included Jessica Gordon and Alicia Berthot, sisters of the bride, and Sara Pineda, s...
Engagement — Briggeman/Works
Richard and Karen Works, Humboldt, announce the engagement of their son, Adam George Works, to Kayla Rae Briggeman, both of Overland Park. She is the daughter of Warren and Donna Briggeman, Iuka.
Briggeman graduated from Pratt High School in 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University in 2007. She works as a Consultant Engineer for FM Global in Overland Park.
Works is a 2003 graduate of ...
Birth ¬≠— Funk
Evan and Angie Funk, Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter Finley Rae, born Aug. 25, 2009, in Wichita. Finley is the granddaughter of Steve and Karen Carl, Andover, and Steve and Margo Funk, El Dorado. She is the great-granddaughter of Bill and Nancy Carl, Chanute, and the late Jack and Carol Brown, Chanute.
Birth ¬≠— Grzybowski
Nick and Korenne Grzybowski, Humboldt, announce the birth of their son Truman Neal, born Aug. 5, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Truman was welcomed home by two sisters, Kailey, 9, and Shelby, 3; and a brother, Jacob, 7. They are the grandchildren of Nick and Laura Grzybowski, Humboldt; Loren and Regena Lance, Bronson, Lora Hughes, Savannah, Mo., and Roy Culbertson, Iola. They are the great-grandchildren of Nettie Hughes...
Birth ¬≠— Cummings
Ray and Kaleena Cummings, Chanute, announce the birth of their son Blake Nolan, born July 5, 2009, in Chanute.
Blake was welcomed home by a sister, Kilee, 3, and a brother, Gage, 1.
They are the grandchildren of Mike and Linda Church, Shane and Stacy Carpenter and Debbie and Ray Cummings, all of Chanute. They are the great-grandchildren of Rosemary Jackett, Ruth Mansfield, and Don and Stanie Hancock, all of Chanute, and Jerry and Rosie Church...
Engagement — Holtzman/Mattix
Jim and Sharon Holtzman, Thayer, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Holtzman, Thayer, to David Mattix, New Bloomington, Ohio. He is the son of David and Bertha Mattix, New Bloomington, Ohio. The bride-elect is employed as a children’s minister with Thayer Christian Church. The future groom is a welding engineer for Rialto Manufacturing in New Bloomington, Ohio. He also farms. The couple plan a Dec. 12 wedding at Thayer Chris...
Baby Pictures Found
Librarians at the Highlands Ranch Library in Colorado found three baby photo albums in a box of donated books recently and are looking for the owners. The only information in the albums are the child’s name, Madelyn Kristine, and birth date, Nov. 7, 2004, in Chanute. Photos include birth and first year photos, parents and what seems to be grandparents. Anyone with any information about the photos can call Melissa Smith at the Tribune offic...
Wedding — Carter/Dickens
Michelle Kristine Carter and Keenan Ross Dickens, were married July 11, 2009, at Flint Oak in Fall River. Pastor Dan Ramsey presided over the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Greg and Toni Carter, Chanute. The groom is the son of Lew and Belle Dickens, Altoona.
Tara Mosburg, Thayer, served as maid of honor and Paige Carter, Chanute, sister of the bride, was a bridesmaid.
The groom’s brother, Kellen Dickens, Tulsa, Okla., was...
Engagement — Blackburn/Garza
Jeff and Sharon Blackburn, Erie, announce the engagement of their daughter Alison Leola Jean to Anthony Michael Garza, Chanute, son of Mindy Cain, Chanute, and Oscar Garza, Emporia. Blackburn is a 2006 graduate of Erie High School and is pursuing a degree in graphic arts at Labette Community College. She is employed as a speech para at Chanute’s USD 413. Garza is a 2007 graduate of Chanute High School. He is employed as a welder. The coup...
Wedding — Higginbotham/Aikins
Melisa Ann Higginbotham and Grant Evan Aikins were married January 24, 2009, at the First Christian Church in Iola. Pastor Steve Traw performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Debbie Higginbotham, Iola. The groom is the son of Dan and Julie Aikins, Chanute. Their grandparents include Benny and Teresa Holloway, KOA Campgrounds; Glendene Kelly, Iola; Jimmie Higginbotham, Fort Scott; the late Bonnie Higginbotham, Roy D. Aik...
Wedding — King/Wunderly
Kerry King and Kenneth Wunderly were married Oct. 25, 2008, at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Scott. Father Darrin May presided over the ceremony. The bide is the daughter of Alan and Tracy King, Pleasanton, and the granddaughter of Neal and Pam Sharp, Chanute, and Mary King and the late Ernest King, Chanute. The groom is the son of Ronald and Kathryn Wunderly, Fort Scott, and is the grandson of Lucille Goltra and the late Ro...
Engagement — Van Leeuwen/Aday
Keith and Elaine Van Leeuwen, St. Paul, Bob and Hollye Hamm, Chanute, and Ed and Jan Aday, Broken Arrow, Okla., announce the engagement of their children. Jamie Van Leeuwen, St. Paul, and Brock Aday, Erie, will be married Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul.
Van Leeuwen is a 2002 graduate of St. Paul High School and a 2007 graduate of Kansas State University. She is employed with Beachner Grain.
Aday is a 2000 graduate ...
Engagement — Yokley/Ibarra
Chuck and Debbie Yokley, Chanute, and David and Maria Ibarra, Emporia, announce the engagement of their children, Kiley Yokley and Victor Ibarra, both of Emporia. Yokley is a 2007 graduate of Chanute High School and is attending Emporia State University while she is employed with the college. Ibarra is a 2005 graduate of Emporia High School and attended Neosho County Community College. He is employed as a P.E. instructor in Emporia. The c...
Birth ¬≠— Reid
Matt and D. Dee Reid, Topeka, announce the birth of their son, John Miller Reid, born Aug. 3, 2009, at Stormont Vail Hospital.
John was welcomed home by a 2-year-old sister, Bella.
They are the grandchildren of Herschell and Vicki Daney, Sand Springs, Okla., and Mike and Cheryl Reid, Chanute. They are the great-grandchildren of Maurine Reid, Sabetha.
Birth ¬≠— Spear
Chris and Darci Spear, Pittsburg, announce the birth of their son Jack Nolan Spear, born May 28, 2009, at Mt. Carmel Regional Hospital in Pittsburg. He is the grandson of Nanette Borjas and Tom and Stacy Borjas, all of Chanute; and Doug and Vicki Spear, Columbus.
Engagement — Barnhart/Thompson
Jay and Kristy Barnhart, Erie, announce the engagement of their daughter Tara to Josh Thompson, both of Shawnee. The groom-elect is the son of Tim Thompson, Lawrence, and Joy Sutherland, Wichita.
Barnhart is a 1998 graduate of Chanute High School, a 2000 graduate of Neosho County Community College and a graduate of Pittsburg School of Beauty. She is attending Heritage College while employed as a stylist and manager of Jagged Edge Salon in Len...