Sharon and John Yatsko Jr., Dunkirk, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina, to Sgt. Mikel Hensley of the Marine Corps, son of Allen and Sharon Hensley, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Northern High School, Dunkirk, Md.; and is a student at East Tennessee State University.
She is a granddaughter of Patricia and John Yatsko Sr., Judith Brown, and Rosemary and James Curtin Jr., all of Dunkirk, Md.
Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of David Crockett High School; and a 2012 graduate of East Tennessee State University. He is a member of the Marine Corps Reserves.
He is a grandson of Dock and Betty Hensley, Jonesborough; the late Faye Hensley; and the late Rex and Helen Webster.
The couple plan a wedding for July 2012 at Poplar Ridge Christian Church, Piney Flats.
Rick and Angela Hawkins, 3715 Bluefield Drive, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Brooke, to Matthew Stephen Montgomery, son of the late Mike Montgomery; and Brenda and Terry Miller, 380 Old Mountain Road, Bluff City.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School; she completed pharmacy tech school in 2011 at East Tennessee State University; and is a student at Northeast State, where she is pursuing a nursing career.
She is a granddaughter of Glen and Wanda Tipton of Johnson City; the late Charles Leroy Hawkins; and the late Wanda Louise Hawkins. She is a great-granddaughter of Agnes L. Jones.
Her fiancé is a 2009 graduate of Daniel Boone High School. He is employed by American Water Heater, and is a preacher in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He is a grandson of John and Norma Montgomery of Johnson City; and M.D. and Maggie Hyatt of Jonesborough.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 2 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall
James and Olive Hall, 1159 First Street, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at a dinner with family at The Peerless, followed by a vacation in Colorado.
The couple were married on May 29, 1962, in Colorado Springs by the Rev. H.K. Underwood.
Mr. Hall retired from the City of Colorado Springs Utilities.
Mrs. Hall is the former Olive Elizabeth Speidel. She is a retired piano teacher and was a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
The couple have two children, Bonnie Stewart and husband Brian of Liberty, N.C., and Barbara Gemar and husband David of Johnson City; and six grandchildren, Paul, Laurel, James and Derek Stewart, and Grace and Kathleen Gemar.
Mr. and Mrs. Konikiewicz
Dr. Leonard W. and Mrs. Nina K. Konikiewicz, master of science, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
The couple were married on July 4, 1962, at St. Andrew Bobola Church, London, England.
Mr. Konikiewicz retired from well-known medical institutions in New York, Harrisburg, Pa., and Tennessee, in teaching and research.
Mrs. Konikiewicz is the former Antonina Kazimiera Grodowska. She also retired from teaching and research at well-known medical institutions in New York, Harrisburg, Pa., and Tennessee.
The couple have one child, Annette M. Konikiewicz of Los Angeles.
Announcement is made of the engagement of P. Dawn Duncan and Thomas L. Henning Jr.
The bride-elect is a daughter of the late Victor R. Duncan, and the late Doris H. Duncan.
She is a graduate of Happy Valley High School; and is a graduate of University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She is employed by General Shale as director of marketing and retail sales.
Her fiancé is a son of Thomas L. Henning Sr., Nashville, and Julius Ann Brown, Ripley.
He is a graduate of Halls High School; a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering; a graduate of Bethel College, where he received a bachelor’s degree; and a graduate of Georgetown University, where he received a master’s degree in business administration. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Co. as director of corporate marketing.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport.