NEW HAMBURG -- David and Karen Harper have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Nicole Harper, to Donald Joseph Tyra, son of Allen and Brenda Fry of Dexter and the late Charles Tyra Sr.
A 2005 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride earned an Associate of Arts in radiologic technology from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in May. She is a registered radiology technologist at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Dexter High School and private first class in the Army National Guard's 1221st Transportation Division in Dexter. He currently attends SEMO Law Enforcement Academy and works for L&M Locksmith/PSSI Security in Dexter.
Plans are being finalized for a Nov. 1 wedding at Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau.