Friday, May 27, 2022
Samantha Jo Weidauer (Sammie) and James Cole Hancock (Cole)

It is with great pride that Jeff and Treasa Weidauer of Le Mars, and Will Hancock and Tracy Murphy of Rock Hill, South Carolina, announce the wedding of their children Samantha Jo Weidauer (Sammie) and James Cole Hancock (Cole).

Sammie was raised in Le Mars and attended The University of Oklahoma earning a degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminology. Cole was raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and attended Clemson University earning a degree in finance with a minor in accounting. 

Following college, Sammie and Cole attended law school in Charleston, South Carolina, where they met. Sammie and Cole earned their Juris Doctor degrees from the Charleston School of Law in May of 2020.

They currently practice law; Sammie as an assistant attorney general for the State of South Carolina and Cole as a civil litigation associate at Bruner, Powell, Wall, & Mullins, LLC. They currently live in Columbia, South Carolina with their two dogs. 

Cole and Sammie were married before their friends and family on April 30, 2022, by the Reverend Dr. Michel Lundula at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Following the ceremony, a wedding reception was held in their honor at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. 

The newlyweds toured the Pacific Northwest for their honeymoon where they hiked through parts of the Olympic National Forest and enjoyed the local seafood before ending their trip in Seattle, Washington.