Courtney Bluemer of Merrill and Michael Schiller of Alpena announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard and Judy Bluemer of Merrill. Her fiance is the son of Judy and Scott Black of Lachine and Herb and Jan Schiller of Alpena.
Courtney is a 1999 graduate of Merrill High School and a 2003 graduate of Central Michigan University. She is currently employed as a high school English teacher by Owosso High School in Owosso and is pursuing her master's degree in counseling.
Michael is a 1997 graduate of Alpena High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan Flint. He is currently employed as a fifth grade teacher by Ling Elementary in Hemlock and is pursuing his master's degree in technology in education.
The couple will exchange their wedding vows Aug. 6, 2011, in an outdoor ceremony in Essexville.