David and Mary Ann Benson of Plano announce the engagement of their daughter Katie to Christopher Koks, son of Steven and Robin Koks of DeKalb.

Michael and Sara Blaser of Sycamore announce the marriage of their daughter, Anna, to Greyson Scott, son of Douglas and Camille Scott, also of Sycamore.

Army Pvt. DeJanel L. McKinnie has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Daniel and Lisa Gudmunson of Somonauk announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Rose, to Alexander Nathaniel Aska, son of Eugene and Deborah Aska of DeKalb.

Dave and Kathy Smith of Sycamore will celebrate their 40th anniversary with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the main south shelter at Sycamore Park.

Peter and Theresa Komitas of Compton announce the birth of a son, Evan Thomas Komitas, on July 23, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was welcomed by Dessa, 7, and Christopher, 3.