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Megan Neuwohner and Scott Welter

Megan Neuwohner and Scott Welter.

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Scott Welter relied on his girlfriend’s concern for a family dog to play to make his proposal scenario unique.

Picture this: Scott and his girlfriend, Megan Neuwohner, had just enjoyed a nice meal at Bourbon Street in Cedar Falls. The date night was leisurely until Scott’s sister, Melanie, and brother-in-law called in a panic to say that their dog had slipped from the leash while they were walking him by the river, just a block or so away from the restaurant.

“I was quite nervous and had all the worst possible ideas going through my head about where the dog could be,” Megan recalled.

As they approached the river, Melanie took Megan in one direction on “the search,” while Scott and his brother-in-law headed in the other direction.

After a couple of minutes of looking, Melanie brought Megan back toward the stairs that vault from the river’s edge to Cedar Fall’s Main Street.

“Little did I know that they (the stairs) were all lit up with candles and there stood Scott with a red-painted sign saying, ‘Will You Marry Me?’ ” Megan said. “I was beyond surprised and didn’t know what to say. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!”

The “ruse” worked: The couple will marry on April 2, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mason City, with a reception at the Best Western in Clear Lake.

Megan is the daughter of Jeff and Sue Neuwohner and is a 2008 graduate of Lake Mills High School. She earned a two-year degree at North Iowa Area Community College and her four-year teaching degree at University of Northern Iowa. She is employed at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community Schools where she teaches fifth and sixth grade math and is also a fifth grade science teacher.

Scott is a graduate of NIACC and earned his degree in criminology from UNI. He works in Waterloo as a residential officer, at a residential facility.

They plan to continue their careers in the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area.

This is a story from the Mitchell County Press News Bridal Section

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