Carol Russell and Ryan Cornelius
Jim and Eva Russell of Benkelman and Dana and Linda Cornelius of Madrid announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Carol Russell and Ryan Cornelius, both of Grant. Grandparents of the couple are Esther Krug of Benkelman, Clarence Palu of Madrid and Eldon and Jeanie Cornelius of North Platte. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Dundy County High School of Benkelman. She earned her bachelors degree from Chadron State College and her masters degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She is employed as a physician assistant for Perkins County Health Systems. The prospective bridegroom is a Grant High School graduate and earned his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is employed as a loan officer for Adams Bank and Trust of Madrid. He is also involved in the family farm operation. The couple is planning a Feb. 21, 2004, ceremony at the United Methodist Church of Ogallala.