Craig and JoEllen Dare, Hays, and Rozie O'Brien, Inman, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Laura Dare and James O'Brien.

Grandparents of the couple are John and Sue McConnell, Rogers, Ark., formerly of Concordia, Franklin and Mildred Dare, Salina, and John and Pat O'Brien, Inman.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Hays High School and will graduate from Kansas State University this month with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in biology.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Inman High School and will graduate from KSU this month with a bachelor's degree in business marketing.

A July 16, 2010, wedding is planned at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson.