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Steven Golombowski 1990
and Kara Anne Bower were married Sept. 23, 2006. They reside in Adams, Minn.

Kristin VandeWater 1990
and Lane White were married Dec. 28, 2005. They reside in Janesville, Wis.

MaryJo Sylwester 1994
and Jamey Webster were married Oct. 28, 2006. She is a computer-assisted reporting editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. They reside in Arden Hills, Minn.

Heather A. Teasdale 1996
and Thomas Stowell were married May 13, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Sparta, Wis. They reside in Hillsboro, Wis.

Nick Kuehl 1997
and Kris Pendergast were married Sept. 2, 2006, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minn. He is UPS Operations Supervisor in Fergus Falls, Minn.

Beth Phillips 1997
and Ronney Gordon were married in June 2005. Beth is a second-grade teacher in Carrollton, Texas. They reside in Carrollton, Texas.

Denise Scott 1997
and Greg Kneifl were married Sept. 30, 2006. They reside in Newcastle, Neb.

Mark Stanger 1997
and Emily Kopesky were married June 3, 2006, at Lakeview Lutheran Church. He is employed by Stanger Insurance Agency. They reside in Cottage Grove, Minn.

Bob Lee 1998
and Sarah Gossman were married June 3, 2006, at Woodbury United Methodist Church in Woodbury, Minn. Bob is a development food scientist for Cargill subsidiary Sunny Fresh Foods. They reside in St. Louis Park, Minn.

James Johns and Sarah Brown 1998; 2000
were married Aug. 26, 2006. James creates process/policy and conducts training for a large telecommunications company. They reside in Minneapolis, Minn.

Joe Prescott and Ann Schmitz 1998; 1999
were married Sept. 23, 2006. Ann is a marketing manager for Finney Company in Lakeville, Minn. Joe is the owner of A-Line Transport, Inc. They reside in Adams, Minn.

Lynn Swan 1998
and Nick Travaglio were married Sept. 9, 2006. Lynn is a compensation analyst for Jennie-O Turkey Store. They reside in Willmar, Minn.

Sarah Shoberg 1999
and Thomas Evenson were married April 15, 2006, in Maui, Hawaii. They are both currently practicing law at private law firms in the Twin Cities. They reside in Plymouth, Minn.

Amanda Behnken 2000, 2002
and Larry Oster were married April 8, 2006, at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul, Minn. She is a speech/language pathologist for Independent School District #196 – Rosemont/Apple Valley/Eagan. They reside in South St. Paul, Minn.

Jason M. Scheffler 2000
and Tracy L. Copenhafer were married June 18, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis, Mich. They reside in Lincoln, Neb.

Michele Campion and Joe Flicker 2001; 2001
were married Aug. 18, 2006, at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, Minn. Michele is currently employed with Paychex. Joe works for Enterprise.

Denise Dobson 2001
and Stuart Sinclair were married July 1, 2006, at Christian Life Assembly of God in Plymouth, Wis. They reside in Plymouth, Wis.

Jessica Glubka 2001
and Jim Kaczrowski were married May 14, 2005, at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church in Eagan, Minn. They reside in Maplewood, Minn.

Christopher Hasseler and Racheal Wenman 2001; 2004
were married Jan. 7, 2006. They reside in Clinton, Wis.

Alicia Lieberherr 2001
and Jason Tillman were married Oct. 8, 2005, in St. Paul, Minn. Alicia teaches kindergarten in White Bear Lake, Minn. They reside in White Bear Lake, Minn.

Andrea Schmitz 2001
and Matt Bowen were married Oct. 7, 2006, in Lutsen, Minn. They reside in Duluth, Minn.

Amanda Schweitzer 2001
and A. J. Klein were married June 10, 2006. She is working with the soybean breeding program at Monsanto in Janesville, Wis. They reside in Evansville, Wis.

Christina Allen 2002
and Jesse McClain were married May 27, 2006, at Afton Apple Orchard in Afton, Minn. They reside in Hudson, Wis.

Tessa Banitt 2002
and Brian Amundson were married July 23, 2005, in Red Wing, Minn. They welcomed a son, Andrew, born June 9, 2006. They reside in Hager City, Wis.

Rebecca Dunham 2002
and Scott Cline were married Oct. 8, 2005. She is teaching preschool in Cheney, Wash. They reside in Spokane, Wash.

Kristina Friedli 2002
and Blair Henry were married Nov. 4, 2006. They reside in Roseville, Calif.

Marniae Johnson 2002
and John Spiotta were married Aug. 26, 2006. Marniae is a bookkeeper at Camp Onomia located on Shakopee Lake near Onamia, Minn.

Rachael Koester 2002
and Joseph Johnson were married Oct. 8, 2005, in Dennison, Minn. Rachael is a home mortgage officer for AgStar Financial Services. They reside in Prescott, Wis.

Krister Mattson 2002
and Jennifer Dobbs were married Aug. 27, 2005, in Leif Erikson Park in Duluth, Minn. Krister is a data analyst for SMDC Health System in Duluth, Minn. They reside in Duluth, Minn.

Alicia Sinnett and Travis Schneider 2002; 2003
were married Sept. 23, 2006, at Shepherd of the Valley in Afton, Minn. Travis is an accountant at Virchow, Krause in Edina, Minn. Alicia is a co-owner of Educational Outfitters in Maplewood, Minn. They reside in Hudson, Wis.

Katherine Vangsness 2002
and Michael Block were married Sept. 3, 2006, in Kenyon, Minn. Katherine is an actuarial assistant at Watson Wyatt Worldwide. They reside in Apple Valley, Minn.

John Boentje and Darcy Eichman 2003; 2003
were married June 10, 2006, in Brainerd, Minn. John completed his master's degree in geographic information systems from St. Cloud State University in May 2006. They reside in Eagan, Minn.

Stacia Carroll 2003
and David Hanssen were married Sept. 24, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Miesville, Minn. She is a speech language pathologist, therapy services, at Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Brad Johnson and Lindsay Starr 2003; 2005
were married June 17, 2006. They are both employed at Cooperative Resources International/Genex Cooperative, Inc., in Shawano, Wis. Brad is a beef programs administrative specialist and Lindsay is a public relations coordinator. They reside in Clintonville, Wis.

Meghann Mulligan 2003
and Cameron Nelson were married June 14, 2006, in Grand Cayman. Meghann teaches adapted physical education in the Columbia Heights School District. They reside in Coon Rapids, Minn.

Michelle Nikolai 2003
and John Keller were married May 27, 2006, in Cross Plains, Wis. They reside in Mt. Horeb, Wis.

Maria Ozarowicz and Josh Krenz 2003; 2003
were married June 10, 2006, in Mishicot, Wis. Josh is a marketing specialist for Land O’Lakes Seed. Maria graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine from UW-Madison in May 2006. They reside in Mahtomedi, Minn.

Jana Pfalzgraf 2003
and Ty Hamland were married Oct. 15, 2005, in Ladysmith, Wis. Jana works at Tennant Company in Golden Valley, Minn. They reside in St. Paul, Minn.

Tim Prince 2003
and Darcy Vandermyde were married in July 2006. Tim is a campus staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in River Falls, Wis. They reside in River Falls, Wis.

Melissa Tacke and Cal Averback 2003; 2004
were married Sept. 30, 2006. They reside in Maplewood, Minn.

Adam Thoen and Angela Gleason 2003; 2004
were married Sept. 9, 2006, in Hammond, Wis. Adam is employed by FCS Financial Services. Angela teaches Spanish for the Stanley-Boyd Area School District. They reside in Thorp, Wis.

Jordan Anderson 2004
and Eric Gleason were married Sept. 17, 2005, at Central Lutheran Church. She is employed by 3M. They reside in Hudson, Wis.

Krystle Brune 2004
and Gregory Brown were married May 28, 2005. She is a technical aide at 3M in the Traffic Safety Systems Lab. They reside in St. Paul, Minn.

Christopher Hund 2004
and Heidi Bockenhauer were married May 13, 2006, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Trempealeau, Minn. He works for Cyrus Lawn and Landscaping.

Vanessa Newman 2004
and Mark Miller were married March 15, 2004. They welcomed a son, Avery Dean, born Jan. 15, 2006. They reside in Austin, Minn.

Erin Olson 2004
and Scott Pink were married July 1, 2006, in Superior, Wis. Erin is a third-grade teacher at Richard C. Priest Elementary in North Las Vegas, Nev. They reside in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jesse Sterr and Tammy Golat 2004; 2005
were married June 17, 2006, in Leroy, Wis. Tammy is a horse trainer at Flying S Ranch in Rice Lake, Wis. They reside in Bruce, Wis.

Melissa Turbak and Jake Norby 2004; 2005
were married July 15, 2006, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley, Minn. Melissa is a payroll deduction specialist at the State Employees’ Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C. Jake is a high school teacher and football coach at Cary High School. They reside in Cary, N.C.

Jason Berdan and Michelle King 2005; 2005
were married April 22, 2006. Michelle is the director of operations with Northern Lakes Vet Supply, in Marathon, Wis. Jason is a farm consultant with Marathon Feeds, Inc. They reside in Stratford, Wis.

Rebecca Conrad 2005
was married in a small ceremony for immediate family on May 22, 2004, before her husband was sent to Iraq on June 25, 2004. They renewed their vows July 1, 2006. They reside in Deer Park, Wis.

Laura Goldsmith and Samuel Nikolas 2005; 2005
were married in August 2005. Laura is a community coordinator for residence life at Viterbo University and is working toward her master's degree in student development and administration at UW-La Crosse. Sam is employed by CenturyTel in La Crosse, Wis. They reside in La Crosse, Wis.

Mamie Henderson 2005
and Paul Luhmann were married Aug. 19, 2006, in Zumbrota, Minn. Mamie is a 4-H coordinator for the University of Minnesota Extension Service. They reside in Zumbro Falls, Minn.

Steph Hinz 2005
and Joe Bauer were married March 25, 3006. Steph is a product training specialist for 80-180 horsepower tractors for the New Holland brand. They reside in Mount Joy, Pa.

Jennifer Rogers-Schulz 2005
and Blake Talbot were married June 3, 2006. They reside in Madison, Wis.

Adam Dykstra 2006
and Patti Murphy were married May 20, 2006, at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church. Adam is an assistant manager at Menards in Cottage Gove, Minn. Patti is completing her degree in teacher education at UW-River Falls. They reside in River Falls, Wis.

Candace Hougo and Jason Sykora 2006; 2000
were married Sept. 30, 2006, at First English Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, Minn. Candace is a hydrologist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Jason is employed by the St. Croix County Sheriff Department. They reside in Baldwin, Wis.

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