---- — OTTUMWA — Erin Downing and Matthew Gordon, both of Marion, announce their engagement.
Their parents are Don and Denise Downing of Ottumwa and David and Terri Gordon of Marion.
She graduated from Morningside College with a degree in elementary and special education and is employed by the Linn-Mar School District.
He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in criminology and sociology and is employed by the city of Cedar Rapids.
An October wedding is planned.