25th Wedding Anniversary
Katherine and David

Katherine and David Ragland celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on January 3, 2001. Married in Valley Falls, Kansas, the Raglands now live in Pretty Prairie, Kansas. They have a daughter, Leah, and a son, Jeremy.

A reception in honor of their anniversary was held at the Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church, where Dave serves as Pastor. Tucked squarely in America's heartland, Pretty Prarie is near Lake Cheney, about one-half hour west and north of Wichita, Kansas.

Congratulations to Dave and Katherine, with wishes for another happy and productive 25 years to come!


Katherine and DavidKatherine and KarenLeota and her cakeApril, Leota, Ruth

Katherine and David.
Katherine, with her nursing school classmate, Karen..
Katherine's mother, Leota, baked and decorated the anniversary cake.
Katherine's neice, April; mother, Leota; and sister, Ruth, helped with the reception line.


cake topper original bride and groom roses and displaywedding album

The cake topper was set aside.
The bride and groom, used on the original wedding cake, was made by Katherine's aunt Millie.
Roses adorned a table with mementos.
The Ragland's wedding album was displayed.

Around Pretty Prairie

Pretty PrairieparsonageUnited Methodist Churchinterior of church

Pretty Prairie has about 500 residents.
The parsonage is located just south of the church.
Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church.
Church interior.

Central Kansas

Flint Hills of KansasLake Chaney in iceLake Cheneyhunters left pheasantsprairie sunrise

The Kansas Flint Hills are among the last of U.S. unbroken prairie.
Lake Cheney, near Pretty Prairie, was iced over.
Another view of Lake Cheney.
Evidence of pheasant hunters was left near the lake.
Sunrise, and oil derrick, on the prairie.

A total of 133 hawks were spotted on this roundtrip from Topeka to Pretty Prairie, 430 miles.
All photos © 2001 by Carol Yoho
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