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5 minutes with Ranae Klinkefus, recently engaged to Jordan Stewart

AGE: I am 31; Jordan is 26

HOMETOWN: Panora, and he is a Maloy boy.

JOBS: Fifth-grade teacher at Mount Ayr Community Schools, and he works at Wilbur Ellis in Creston.

HOW AND WHEN DID YOU MEET? We met through a teacher in my hall.

WHEN DID YOU GET ENGAGED? Nov. 16, on my grandma’s birthday

DO YOU HAVE A WEDDING DATE AND LOCATION YET? Oct. 28 in Fontanelle at 16 Oaks

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY? We don’t really do much on weeknights – take the dogs on a walk, sit on the couch.

WHAT’S SOMETHING FUN OR QUIRKY YOU LIKE TO DO TOGETHER? We go on Sunday drives with the dogs, hunting.

PETS: Oliver, a teddy-bear breed, and Rowdy, a blue heeler

HOW DID JORDAN PROPOSE? He put the ring around Oliver’s collar. I had just made supper and I was like, “I’m hungry, let’s eat.” He kept playing with the dog. Then I looked down and said, “What’s on Ollie’s collar?” That’s how he proposed.

WHO IS THE BETTER DRIVER? He would claim that he is, however, I think I’m much better. I’m more consistent. He’s a “look at the crops” type of driver.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT EACH OTHER? I am very stubborn and he is very indecisive.

FAVORITE DATE SPOT? We’re homebodies, so the couch. We like to cook a lot in the kitchen.

WHAT DOES YOUR DREAM HOUSE LOOK LIKE? It has a wraparound porch.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VALENTINE’S DAY CANDY? Anything chocolate. Actually, anything Reese’s holiday.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOUR STUDENTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY? Usually it’s baking cookies or something like that.

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