Katie Vargo of St. Paul and Jason Stockwell of Richfield, Minn., announce their engagement.

Parents of the couple are: Barry and Carol Stockwell of Ellsworth and Robert Vargo of Luck, and Julie and Nathan Payzant of Seattle.

Katie is a 2002 graduate of Ellsworth High School and a 2007 graduate of UW-River Falls. Katie is employed by AromaSys of Lake Elmo, Minn.

Jason is a 1996 graduate of Red Wing High School and a 2000 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn. Jason is a realtor with RE/MAX Results, licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, with an office in Edina, Minn.

A January 2010 wedding is planned.