Fitch/Slagter

Lauren Fitch and Martin Slagter III will exchange their wedding vows July 26, 2014, at the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse in Presque Isle.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Jill Fitch of Alpena. The future groom is the son of Martin and Doris Slagter of Byron Center.

Lauren and Martin both currently are employed as reporters at the Kokomo Tribune in Kokomo, Ind. The couple met while working together at the Pioneer newspaper in Big Rapids, Mich.

Martin completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Grand Valley State University in 2005, after graduating from Byron Center High School in 2000. Lauren also earned a Bachelor’s Degree from GVSU, graduating in 2010. She graduated from Coldwater High School in 2007.