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Jessica Smith and Benjamin Bouta

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Jessica Smith and Benjamin Bouta, both of Hutchinson, are engaged to be married July 30 at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Monticello.


Smith is the daughter of Gary and Carol Smith of Monticello.

She is a 2002 graduate of Monticello High School, a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree in communications and psychology, and a 2010 graduate of St. Cloud State University with a master's in school counseling. She is employed by New Ulm Public Schools as a school counselor.

Bouta is the son of Dean and Patty Bouta of Willmar.

He is a 2003 graduate of Willmar Senior High School and 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He is employed by Hutchinson Public Schools as a fifth-grade teacher.