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POSTED: 01/22/11 at 1:08 pm. FILED UNDER: Info

Kaley J. Weir of Van Wert and Trevor P. Lajoie of Southington, Connecticut, recently announced their engagement.

Kaley Weir and Trevor Lajoie

The parents of the bride-to-be are Peter and Susan Weir of Van Wert. The parents of the prospective groom are Mark and Lisa Lajoie of Southington. 

Kaley served in the United States Air Force in security forces as a staff sergeant in San Antonio, Texas, and will be attending Central Connecticut State University.  

Trevor served in the United States Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, and Minot, North Dakota. He is a recent graduate of St. Philips College, with a degree in construction business management, and is currently employed in his field. 

The couple was engaged in California while visiting Yosemite National Park. 

A fall wedding will take place next year in Connecticut, where the couple now resides.

POSTED: 11/05/19 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: Engagements

Holly Lawson & Ian Gatchell
photo K. Webster Photography & Design

Bill and Lisa Lawson of Van Wert announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Holly, to Ian Gatchell, son of Todd and Ida Gatchell of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The bride-elect is a 2014 graduate of Van Wert High School and a 2018 graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW), with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. She is a middle school math teacher in the Southwest Allen County School District. 

The prospective groom is a 2012 graduate of Snider High School and a 2017 graduate of IPFW with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He is currently continuing his education at the Indiana University School of Medicine. 

The couple is planning a June 8, 2019, wedding at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert.

POSTED: 04/21/19 at 9:38 pm. FILED UNDER: Engagements