The families of Kristin Rae Thornton and Rowdy Michael Bolinger announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Thornton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Layne Thornton of Gravity. She graduated from Bedford High School in 2001. She graduated from MidAmerican Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan., and A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Mo. Thornton completed her residency at Via Christi in Wichita, Kan., and is currently employed as family medicine doctor at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.
Bolinger is the son of Curtis Bolinger of Creston. He is a 1995 graduate of Creston High School. He joined the Marines and served the country with many tours in Iraq. Bolinger is currently attending Southwestern Community College with a major in business education.
The couple is planning a January wedding.