COTTONWOOD - Heather Bitker and Clancy Murphy announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Jane Bitker of Cottonwood and James and the late Elise Murphy formerly of Marshall. Bitker is a 2004 graduate of Lakeview High School and a 2008 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University. She is employed with First Independent Bank. Murphy is a 1997 graduate of Marshall High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1997-2001. He is employed at the Schwan Food. Co. The couple plans an April 13, 2013, wedding in Cottonwood.