Melvin and Donna Riedel, Ellis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jaymi Leigh Riedel, to Nicholas Edward Gabel, son of Curtis and Brenda Gabel, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are Bertha Riedel, Ellis, Joann Walker, Utica, Gene and Rita Gabel and Virgel and Pat Weigel, all of Hays, Darlene Scheislinger, Derby, the late Edward Riedel and the late Charles Walker Jr.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Ellis High School and a 2011 graduate of North Central Kansas Technical College with a registered nurse's degree. She is employed at KVC Wheatland Hospital, Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Hays High School. He is a rig operator for Western Well Service, Hays.

A Sept. 22, 2012, wedding is planned at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis.