Engagements

Amber Schram and Ethan Dombrowski

Schram – Dombrowski

BARK RIVER — Amber Schram of Bark River and Ethan Dombrowski of Powers, announce their engagement. Amber is the daughter of Royal and Tina Schram of Bark River, and Ethan is the son of Tom and Becky Dombrowski of Powers. Amber is a 2015 Grand Valley State University graduate, with a ...

Melissa Kleiman and Erik Schafer

Kleiman – Schafer

ITHACA, Mich. — Melissa Kleiman and Erik Schafer announce their engagement. Melissa is the daughter of Brian and Christie Kleiman of Bark River, and Erik is the son of Alan and Pam Schafer of Ithaca, Mich., and the late Maria Schafer of Sweden. Melissa is a 2001 Escanaba High School ...

Rebecca Aerts and Craig Mathieson

Aerts – Mathieson

ESCANABA — Craig Mathieson of Escanaba and Rebecca Aerts of Hermansville are pleased to announce their engagement, along with their parents. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of North Central High School, a 2009 graduate of Northern Michigan University, and a 2013 graduate of Western ...

Samantha Rian and Kristopher Nelson

Rian – Nelson

NEENAH, Wis. — Jim and Lori Rian of Escanaba, along with Barb Nelson of Escanaba are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Samantha Rian and Kristopher Nelson. Samm and Kris are both 2008 graduates of Escanaba High School. Samm is a 2014 graduate of University of Wisconsin - ...

Amy Kaukola and Jeremy Cook

Kaukola – Cook

GLADSTONE — Amy Kaukola of Gladstone and Jeremy Cook of Gladstone are pleased to announce their engagement. Amy is the daughter of Kurt and Aleta Kaukola of Gladstone. She is a 2002 graduate of Gladstone High School and a 2007 graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor ...

Tara McCann and Kevin Pardon

McCann – Pardon

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Kevin J. Pardon and Tara J. McCann announce they will join in marriage on Sept. 30 in Middleton, Wis. Kevin James Pardon is the son of James and Darla Pardon of Gladstone. Tara Jacqueline McCann is the daughter of the late Patrick and Renee McCann. Kevin is a graduate of ...

Hayley DeMay and Shaun Range

DeMay – Range

GLADSTONE — Hayley DeMay of Gladstone and Shaun Range of Dearborn, Mich. are pleased to announce their engagement. Hayley is the daughter of Bill and Karen DeMay of Gladstone. She is a 2005 graduate of Gladstone High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Charleston, W. Va. with ...

Ashley Desotell and Bryon Pratt

Desotell – Pratt

ESCANABA — Janice Desotell of Escanaba and Andrew Desotell of Spanaway, Wash., along with Mike and LeeAnn Pratt of Escanaba, are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Desotell and Bryon Pratt. Ashley and Bryon are both 2012 graduates of Escanaba High School. Ashley is a ...

Erin Patterson and Justin Alworden

Patterson – Alworden

DE PERE, Wis. — Mike and Traci Alworden of Gladstone, along with Mike and Pam Patterson of Brookfield, Wis. are excited to announce the engagement of their children, Justin Alworden and Erin Patterson. Justin is a 2007 graduate of Gladstone High School and received his bachelor degree in ...

Amber Dundas and Kenneth Knauf Jr.

Dundas – Knauf

Dundas - Knauf CHESTERFIELD, Mich. — July 8 is the date set for the marriage of Kenneth Knauf Jr. and Amber Dundas, both of Chesterfield, Mich. Kenny is the son of Kenneth and Donna Knauf and the grandson of Margaret Grzyb, all of Bark River. He is a graduate of Bark River-Harris High ...

Jennifer Lucier and Charles Grimm

Lucier – Grimm

Lucier - Grimm DAVIDSBURG, Mich. — Jennifer Lucier and Charles Grimm of Davisburg, Mich., along with their parents, are excited to announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Raymond Lucier of Gladstone, and Carmel LaFave-Olson and Denny Olson of Quinnesec. She is a 2004 ...

Kelli Arnold and Wade Johnson Jr.

Arnold – Johnson

Arnold - Johnson CRANDON, Wis. — Gerald and Lori Arnold of Carney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Arnold, to Wade Johnson Jr., son of Wade Sr. and Lila Johnson of Bark River. Kelli graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2013 with a bachloer degree in athletic ...

University of Connecticut via AP
University of Connecticut mascot Jonathan, a Siberian Husky, assists Daniel Bronko of Enfield, Ct., in proposing to his girlfriend, Holly Korona, on the school's campus in Storrs, Ct. Bronko.

UConn Siberian Husky Jonathan assists with wedding proposal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut has helped two alumni make a love connection. Jonathan served as wingman when Daniel Bronko, 23, surprised his girlfriend, Holly Korona, 27, on a trip back to campus with a wedding proposal ...

Samuel Pouliot and Haley Martineau

Martineau – Pouliot

ESCANABA — Tony Martineau of Escanaba, along with Will and Greta Pouliot of Gladstone, announce the engagement of their children, Haley Maria Martineau and Samuel Austin Pouliot. The future bride is a 2014 graduate of Escanaba High School. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in dental ...

Brooke Mortl and Tyler Myrick

Mortl – Myrick

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Brooke Mortl of Gladstone and Tyler Myrick of Escanaba are pleased to announce their engagement. Brooke is the daughter of Richard Mortl, Jr. of Iron Mountain and Peggy Mortl of Gladstone. She is a 2012 graduate of Escanaba High School, and a 2015 graduate of ...

Cassandra Carlson and Bradley Liberty

Carlson – Liberty

Carlson - Liberty GLADSTONE —Cassandra Carlson and Bradley Liberty, both of Gladstone, announce their engagement. Cassandra is the daughter of Jeffery and Pamela Carlson of Gladstone and Bradley is the son of Deanna Cavadeas and Richard Liberty of Gladstone. The bride-to-be is a 2011 ...

Stephanie Tam-Anh Chu and Michael Rudden

Chu – Rudden

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Quoc-Anh and Thanh-Tam Chu of Alexandria, Va., along with Rick and Patricia Rudden of Escanaba, are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie Tam-Anh Chu and Michael Rudden. Stephanie is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, a 2001 ...

Make proposals special

METRO — A marriage proposals is a couple’s first official step toward the altar. Tradition dictates that men pop the question, with their surprised — and hopefully soon-to-be-fiancées — ultimately deciding if wedding bells will be on the horizon. Proposing marriage can be ...

Taylor VanLanen and Michael Jean

VanLanen – Jean

VanLanen - Jean STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The parents of Taylor Nicole VanLanen and Michael Thomas Jean are happy to announce the engagement of their children. Taylor is the daughter of Bark River residents Brian and Kelley VanLanen. She graduated from Bark River-Harris High School in ...

Heather Chaillier and Daniel Pecora

Chaillier – Pecora

Chaillier - Pecora CONRAD, Mont. — Bill and Lisa Chaillier of Escanaba, along with Dan and Kathy Pecora of Oswego, N. Y., are excited to announce the engagement of their children, Heather Lynn Chaillier and Daniel Philip Pecora Jr. Heather is a 2005 graduate of Escanaba High School, a ...