Six couples answered our call for entries into our first-ever From This Day Forward Contest. Newly engaged couples with weddings before June 2019 and newly married couples (weddings in 2018) were eligible. Now we need our readers to vote for their favorite couple. Online voting will remain open until July 4, and the reader-selected favorite will win a new grill.
Colgate & Hall
Nick Colgate and Kayla Hall were engaged Dec. 24, 2017, in San Diego, Calif., during a family Christmas vacation. They have been together since their freshman year at Chadron State College in 2013. They are set to marry June 22, 2019, in Chadron as that is where their love has grown.
Scearcy & Ness
Kaley Scearcy and Brian Ness met during college in Marshall, Minn. While attending school, Kaley played collegiate softball and Brian played baseball. Kaley recently completed her first year as Chadron State Softball's head coach. Brian currently works as a real estate marketing coordinator. Kaley and Brian plan to be wed Sept. 29, 2018, in their home state of Minnesota.
Wright & Reitz
On Sept. 15, 2018, Jazlyn Wright, daughter of Ottley and Traci Wright, will marry Tyler Reitz, son of Shawn and Jodi Reitz. Both Tyler and Jazlyn graduated from Chadron High School and have been happily together since the summer going into their junior year.
Tyler graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute as a diesel technician in 2017 and works fulltime at Butler Ag Equipment. Jazlyn is currently a senior at Chadron State College, working toward a degree in elementary education. She works fulltime at Petersen Drug in the Home Health Department.
Tyler and Jazlyn purchased their forever home and ranch in September 2017, which is the venue for their September wedding later this year. Between Tyler graduating college, getting engaged, and buying a home, 2018 was a big year for the couple. Tyler now has a place to house his cattle and fulfill his life-long dream of ranching. They are currently working hard to prepare their home for their big celebration.
Both Tyler and Jazlyn love living on their own little piece of paradise with their two dogs, Max and Bentley, and are excited to start the rest of their lives together. They both feel blessed and are thankful for their journey together so far and cannot wait for the years to come.
Burckhard & Stevens
John Donald Burckhard and Sarah Anne Stevens were engaged April 22, 2018. They have set their wedding date for Oct. 27, 2018.
Corral & Barber
Luis Carolos Corral and Niki Ann Barber plan to be wed Sept. 8, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Crawford, with a reception to follow.
Hastings & Stephenson
Mikaela K. Hastings, daughter of Todd and Marleta Hastings of Chadron, is to be married to Tristan C. Stephenson, son of Brian and Charlene Stephenson of Alliance. Mikaela is currently a student at Chadron State College and is majoring in English education. Tristan is also a student at Chadron State College, majoring in art education. The couple got engaged in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming in 2017. The wedding is planned for July 2018.