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Paige Blecher and Colton Schroeder, along with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Paige is the daughter of Tony and Carla Blecher of Clearwater, Ne. She graduated from Neligh-Oakdale High School in 2014 and currently works for Behavioral Health at the Sunrise Place in Norfolk, Ne.
Colton is the son of Ron Schroeder of Tekamah, Ne and Laurie and Gary Jackson of Norfolk, Ne. He graduated from Tekamah-Hermann High school in 2010. He currently works at Norfolk Iron and Metal in Norfolk, Ne.
The couple is to be married on July 21, 2018, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Clearwater with the reception to follow at the Clearwater Legion.
Mackenzie Cooper and Kenny McClellan, along with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Mackenzie is the daughter of Mark and Cathy Cooper of Orchard, NE. She is a 2013 graduate of Clearwater-Orchard Public Schools and a 2017 graduate of Doane University. Mackenzie obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary and special education, and she is currently employed by Elgin Public Schools as a first grade teacher.
Kenny is the son of Jay and Tina Snider of Clearwater, NE, and Doug McClellan and Cressi McClellan of O’Neill, NE. He is also a 2013 graduate of Clearwater-Orchard Public Schools and a 2017 graduate of Northeast Community College. Kenny obtained Associate’s Degrees in Diversified Agriculture and Mechanized Agriculture, and he is currently employed at Automated Dairy Specialists in Clearwater.
The couple is to be married on June 9, 2018, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Orchard with a reception to follow at the O’Neill Community Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd and Marsha Drury of Clearwater, NE are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Drury, to Brian Tomjack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Judy Tomjack of Chambers, NE. Ashley is a student at Clarkson College working towards her bachelor of science in nursing and is currently working as a nursing assistant at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE. Brian owns and operates an information technology consulting company in Omaha, NE.
Greg and Connie Bellingtier of Elgin, NE announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Rae Bellingtier, to Lance William Vakoc, the son of Greg and Chris Vakoc of Verdigre, NE.
Miss Bellingtier is the grand daughter of Dave and Jane Duffield of Long Pine, NE, Gary and Kris Bellingtier of Battle Creek, NE and the great grand daughter of Georgia Pingel of Fort Dodge, IA. Katie is the 2014 graduate of Clearwater/Orchard High School, and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Mr. Vakoc is the grandson of Merle and Mary Boelter of Verdigre, NE and Ken and Joyce Vakoc of Verdigre, NE. He is at 2013 graduate of Verdigre High School and a 2015 graduate of Central Community College - Hastings. He received a degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design, and is employed by Futek in Alda, NE.
An October 7th wedding is planned in Bazile Mills at Christ Lutheran Church with a reception following at the ZCBJ Hall in Verdigre, NE.
Anne Patras of Tilden and Alex Labenz of Newman Grove will exchange vows on August 12, 2017 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater.
Parents of the couple are Walt and Rosemary Patras of Tilden and Gary and Sandy Labenz of Newman Grove.
Anne is a 2006 graduate of Elkhorn Valley School and earned her Bachelor of Nursing at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska. She is employed at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Alex is a 2007 graduate from Newman Grove School and earned a Bachelor degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is an agronomist for Frontier Cooperative and also farms with his family.
Eric Haselhorst, son of Gary & Lucille Haselhorst of Randolph, and Callie Nelson, daughter of Craig & Carla Nelson of Newman Grove, are pleased to announce their engagement. Eric is a graduate of Randolph High School and Northeast Community College with a degree in diesel technology. He is employed at Greenline Equipment in Neligh as adiesel technician. Callie is a graduate of Newman Grove High School and Wayne State College with a degree in special education. She is employed as a teacher at Boone Central Middle School in Petersburg. A July 29th wedding at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin is being planned. The couple resides in Elgin.
Ed & Ruth O’Brien of Tilden, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sheila, to Keith Meyer, son of Mark & Pam Meyer of Orchard. Sheila recently graduated from Nebraska Methodist College with her MSN and is currently employed at Northeast Community College as a nursing instructor and works PRN at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. Keith graduated from Northeast Community College and is employed at Sanne Service in Clearwater as a mechanic. A June 10th wedding at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville is being planned. The couple will reside south of Tilden following their wedding.
Natalie Bruzon, editor of The Orchard and Antelope County News, is to be married to Douglas Barahona, a theology student at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Natalie Bruzon is the daughter of Rene and Judith Bruzon of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Douglas Barahona is the son of Douglas and Mayra Barahona of Tacoma, Washington. The wedding will take place on June 25, 2017 in Mount Dora, Florida.
Katie DeMuth and Greg Beckmann, along with their families, are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Tom and Pat DeMuth of Creighton, Darrell Beckmann of Bloomfield, and Carol Palu of Volin, South Dakota.
Katie is a 2012 graduate of University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and a 2014 graduate of UNMC’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree. She is currently employed by Avera Medical Group Laflan in Creighton.
Greg holds degrees in accounting and management from Midland University in Fremont and is currently serving as the Hospital President at CHI Plainview Hospital.
Katie and Greg will be united in marriage on Saturday, August 6, at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in Creighton.