Chelsi Straughn of Hennepin and Alex Niewinski of Hennepin are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage.
She is the daughter of Michele Straughn of Hennepin and the late Robert Straughn. He is the son of Frank and Julie Niewinski of Mark.
The bride-elect graduated from Putnam County High School in 2008, received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2012 from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in mathematics education in 2018 from Western Governors University. She is a third-grade teacher/high school golf and basketball coach for the Putnam County School District.
Her fiancÚ graduated from St. Bede Academy in 2012 and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management in 2015 from North Central College. He is an outside sales representative for United Rentals in Peru.
The couple will be married Nov. 24.