Alyssa Ries and Chris Somage

Alyssa Ries and Chris Somage of Mapleton announce their engagement.

Parents of the bride are Lanny Ries of New Ulm and Shelia Ries of Beaumont, Texas.

Parents of the groom are Mike and Lynn Somage of Hartland.

Alyssa is a 2008 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2012 graduate of MNSU Mankato with a degree in Social Work. She is currently a County Agency Social Worker with Faribault and Martin County Human Services.

Chris is a 2006 graduate of NRHEG High School in New Richland and a 2011 graduate of MNSU Mankato with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and a 2014 graduate of Riverland Community College with degrees in Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics and Supervisory Manage-ment. He is currently working at the Wilmarth Generating Facility for Xcel Energy in Mankato.

An Oct. 10, 2015 wedding is planned.