USAF 1st Captain Gregory Wartman and Elizabeth Anne Wolfe were united in marriage at the Country Club Congregational Church in Kansas City, MO, on March 27. The bride is the daughter of Alexis and Richard Wolfe of Lenexa and granddaughter of Carol Patrick Wagner of Lake Quivira. The groom’s parents are Greg and Amy Wartman of Ulysses, KS, and Mary and John Bianchi of Shawnee. The groom is a 2006 honors graduate of the Air Force Academy. The bride is a 2006 honors graduate of the University of Kansas. Her sorority was Chi Omega.
The groom was attended by best man Nick Long of Ulysses and six fellow Academy 1st Lts. from across the country. The bride’s attendants included her maid of honor, sister Laura Lynn Wolfe, the groom’s sisters Sarah and RayLynn Wartman, and other friends from across the country.
The couple currently resides in Cherry Hill, NJ, near McGuire Air Force Base. Spence flies the KC-10 Extender Refueler for the USAF. Elizabeth is employed by Layne Energy. The couple plans an August honeymoon in the Greek Isles after Spence returns from his current deployment in the Near East.
In the season when we celebrate the transition of our local youth through high school and college graduation, we also celebrate another transition: Quivira kids moving back to their roots to raise their families. Continue reading Lilja Boys Are Back at the Lake
BRUCE & TONI RIMBO – For the last two years the Rimbo’s have lived in Overland Park while building their home. They were in Ruidosa, New Mexico, for nearly ten years prior to that time. The Rimbos’ children and grandchildren living here in this area were the main reasons to return to the Midwest. Continue reading Welcome New Members
Call them stalwart, inspiring, committed, healthy or just plain nuts, the fact remains that a group of very dedicated walkers traverse our roads and hills every day in all kinds of weather conditions. How do they stay so committed to daily walks? Have they always been fitness gurus? Do weather conditions ever keep them inside with the rest of us “fair weather” types? These are just a few of the many questions we asked some of Quivira’s most consistent walkers. Continue reading LQ ‘Street Walkers’ Have Reputation For Persistence
It seems that, as Tree City chairman, each article that I’ve written has been a warning of some sort. This one is no different. This is the latest alert from the state forest service. It is a heads up regarding a product that is being falsely marketed in Kansas, as a control treatment for pine wilt disease. If you don’t know about this disease, you’ve certainly seen it’s effects in the dead and dying pines all over the metropolitan area. It is devastating hundreds of pines with no known treatment at the present time. Continue reading Don’t Fall For Pine Wilt Remedy
During the past ten years or so, most of us have witnessed at the explosive growth around the Legends shopping center in Wyandotte County. Knowing our very own John Jurcyk (past LQ Board member and Board President) acts as counsel to the Mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas, we were anxious to get from him the latest scoop about the area and what is next on our northern horizon. Continue reading John Jurcyk’s Connection With Unified Government Is Now Legend-ary