Be my Valentine?

Published 11:32 am Wednesday, February 15, 2012

There was romance in the air at the Holiday Inn and March of Dimes-sponsored Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. John Baldus surprised everyone with a promise ring to Michelle Guttormson during the event. Jana Gray/


Local resident John Baldus had a surprise for Michelle Guttormson on Tuesday: A promise ring.

“She gave me a promise ring for my birthday,” several weeks ago, Baldus said.

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That’s why Baldus had the idea to return the favor Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. It was Valentine’s Day after all, and Guttormson was able to get off work and come to the event. Needless to say, it was a bit of a shock for the audience as well as Guttormson.

“She was very surprised,” Baldus said.