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Bob and Kathy Pohly of Pagosa Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Stassen, previously of Pagosa Springs, to Benny Barnes of Sioux Falls, S.D. A Sept. 17, 2011, wedding is planned in Sioux Falls.
Katie graduated with a bachelor of science in Wildlife Biology from Evergreen State College, and obtained certification in diagnostic medical ultrasound from New Mexico State University. She is now employed as an ultrasonographer for the Brookings, S.D., health system.
Benny graduated with a bachelor of arts in marketing from South Dakota State University. He is now employed as a wine and spirits sales representative for Republic National Distributing Company.
Katie and Benny played on the same baseball team in Sioux Falls when they were 9 years old and have reconnected after 20 years. They plan to live in Sioux Falls, S.D.