Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Black and Gleason

Alyssa and Ian Black

Ian Black and Alyssa Gleason were married on May 3rd, 2013 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Minister Douglas A. Reed officiated.
The Bride is the daughter of Sheryl A. Gleason, Oxford, KS. The groom is the son of Bradley and Rhonda Black, Baldwin City, KS.
The couple and their children reside in Baldwin City, KS.



Kathy and Steve Davids

Steve and Kathy Davids will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 6, 2013.
Mr. and Mrs. Davids were Married July 7, 1963 at First United Methodist Church in Norfolk, Nebraska.
They will celebrate with an open house at Worden United Methodist Church, Rural Baldwin City Kansas, July 6th, 2013.
The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to attend between 2 and 4 p.m.
The couple requests no gifts.



Jim and Linda Russell

Jim and Linda (Taul) Russell, of Baldwin City, were married August 4, 1963 at the Worden EUB church in rural Baldwin City. They were high school sweethearts, meeting at Baldwin High School. Jim graduated in 1961 and Linda in 1963.
The couple have three children: Tim Russell (Tracy) and Bob Russell (Lisa) all of Baldwin City and Sarah Bates (Jared) of Hanover, Indiana. They have eight grandchildren: Emily, Trent, Mackenzie, Riley, and Lauren Russell and Isaac, Owen, and Liam Bates.
Jim and Linda have spent their married life in Baldwin City and raised their family there. Jim did auto body work in area shops and maintenance work for Webco and Central Fibers, retiring in 2008. Linda has been employed by the Baldwin School District for over 30 years. She is currently semi-retired, and volunteers for Vintage Park Assisted Living and Baldwin Senior Wheels.
They invite all family and friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 3 from 2-4 pm at the Worden United Methodist Church. They request no gifts.


Krysztof and Burgoon

Ty Burgoon and Emily Krysztof

Stephen and Lori Krysztof of Baldwin City, KS are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Krysztof, to Ty Burgoon, son of Terry and Angela Burgoon of Paola, KS. Emily is a 2007 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2011 graduate of Pittsburg State University with majors in computer science and commercial graphics. She is currently employed by Big Brothers Big Sisters in Pittsburg, KS. Ty is a 2008 graduate of Prairie View High School and a 2012 graduate of Pittsburg State University with a major in mathematics education. He is currently employed at Maplewood Church in Sedalia, MO as a youth pastor. The wedding will be held on July 27, 2013 at Countryside Christian Church in Pittsburg, KS. The couple plans to reside in Sedalia, MO.