Adam and Janice Showalter, Alexander, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Katherine Nicole, to Andrew Joseph Flax, son of Cletus and Patricia Flax, Brownell.

The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of Western Plains High School and will complete a dual bachelorís degree in biology and secondary education from Fort Hays State University in December.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2014 graduate of WPHS and a December 2016 graduate of FHSU with a degree in agricultural business. He is employed by First State Bank of Ransom.

A June 3, 2017, wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ness City.

The couple will reside in Ransom.