August 31, 2008


Curt and Donna Conway of Boonsboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie Conway, to Steven Edward Schultz Jr., son of Jack and Sherie Adams of Falling Waters, W.Va.

Miss Conway is a 2000 graduate of Boonsboro High School and a 2004 graduate of Hagerstown Business College. She is employed by Dr. Aryeh Herrera at Allegheny Plastic Surgery.

Mr. Schultz is a 1989 graduate of Williamsport High School. He is employed by the Frederick County Maryland Division of Fire and Rescue Services as a Lieutenant assigned to the Safety, Training and Special Operations Battalion.

A Sept. 13, 2008, wedding is planned.


Jim and Carol Nemzek of Waynesboro, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Nemzek, to Shane Stymiest, son of Dirk and Linda Stymiest of Waynesboro.


Ms. Nemzek is a 2003 graduate of Waynesboro High School and a 2007 graduate of Mount Saint Mary's University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is a first-grade teacher for Whittier Elementary School in Frederick, Md.

Mr. Stymiest is a 2001 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He is self-employed as the owner of SS Lawn Care Service.

A Nov. 22, 2008, wedding is planned.


Mr. and Mrs. Mark Paulus of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Paulus, to Luke Whitney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Whitney of Smithsburg.

Ms. Paulus is a 2005 graduate of Smithsburg High School. She has an associate degree in general studies from Hagerstown Community College and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting at Kaplan College. She is employed as an assistant manager at Deb.

Mr. Whitney is a 2005 graduate of Middletown High School. He is employed as a service technician at Baltimore Fire Protection and Equipment.

A June 20, 2009, wedding is planned.


Richard and Lois Gobbi of Potomac, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Dorinda Gobbi, to Brandon Gregory Rethemeyer, son of David and Carol Rethemeyer of Hagerstown.

Ms. Gobbi is a 2002 graduate of The Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Md., and a 2007 graduate of Frostburg State University. She holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with a minor in English and film studies. She is employed as an assistant program director with La Petite Academy in Sterling, Va.

Mr. Rethemeyer is a 2001 graduate of Smithsburg High School and a 2006 graduate of Frostburg State University with a degree in health and physical education. He received a master's degree in education from Frostburg State University in 2008. He is employed as a project manager at Federal Stone Industries Inc. in Thurmont, Md., and as assistant soccer coach for Hagerstown Community College.

A 2009 wedding is planned.


Tana Marie Dagenhart and Ernest Harold Peterson IV announce their engagement.

Ms. Dagenhart is the daughter of Paula Dagenhart of Hagerstown and William Dagenhart of Lawton, Okla. She is a 2000 graduate of Washington County Technical High School and received a cosmetology license in Hagerstown. She is employed as a hair designer with Regis Salon in Hagerstown.

Mr. Peterson is the son of Kathy Stone and Ernest Peterson III of Hagerstown. He is a 1998 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He is employed as a kitchen manager with Garfield's in Hagerstown.

A Sept. 20, 2008, wedding is planned.


Kathy Strickland and Stephen Higgs announce the engagement of Kathy's daughter, Brandie K. Strickland, to Ryan G. Adkins.

Ms. Strickland is a graduate of Calvert High School. She is an emergency communication specialist at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Adkins is a graduate of Hagerstown Community College with an associate degree in paramedic emergency services. He is a firefigher/medic technician with Prince George's County Fire Department.

An October wedding is planned.

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