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WEDDINGS: Long, Jilka exchange vows in Hill City

Traci Michelle Long and Kyle Ross Jilka were married July 25 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hill City, with Father Galen Long and the Rev. Karen Ratzlaff officiating.

Parents of the couple are Gary and Carolyn Long of Hill City and Mike and Karen Jilka of Hillsboro.

Lorraine Long of Hays, Beth Jilka of Hill City, an Ermal and LoVaune Rasmusson of Salina are the couple’s grandparents.

Kendra Robinson, friend of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Regan Schupmann, Rachel Dolechek, Erin Bixenman, and Jamie Schmitz.

Flower girls were Maggie Baalmann and Julianna Baalmann, cousins of the bride.

Ryan and Adam Jilka, brothers of the groom, were best men. Groomsmen were Ryan Small, Nicholas Peters, and Adam Long.

Collin Hershberger, cousin of the groom, was ring bearer. Ushers were Zach Long, Caleb Marsh, Daniel Deckert, and Erik Base.

Megan Brumbaugh, Chris Gansel, and Todd and Mary Ellen Toman provided special music.

The bride is a graduate of Forts Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology She will complete her master’s degree in May.

Her husband is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He is employed as a physical education teacher and coach in Hill City.

Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple is at home in Hill City.

Last modified Nov. 25, 2009