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David and Julie Hakes of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Matthew David Hakes, to Tosha Michelle Gowan, daughter of Kent and Rhonda Backus of Salem.

The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Salem High School and received a degree from Ivy Tech Community College in 2013. She is employed as an emergency medical dispatcher at American Medical Response in Evansville.

The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Tell City High School and also graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in 2013. He is a slot technician manager at Tropicana in Evansville.

The couple will be united in marriage on Sept. 16, 2017, at the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse in downtown Evansville.

Formal invitations are being issued.