Francis and Regina Hammerschmidt, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Nicole Hammerschmidt, to Dustin Steinert, son of Brian and Kayleen Steinert, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are Bernice Hammerschmidt, Hays, the late Richard Hammerschmidt, the late Edwin H. and Neolah Wasinger, Sid and Joanne Steinert, Munjor, and the late Bob and Agnes Pfannenstiel.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Hays High School and a 2009 graduate of Fort Hays State University. She is employed with the Kansas Department of Labor as a state auditor II in Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of HHS. He is employed at I-70 Truck Repair.

A Sept. 25, 2010, wedding is planned at St. Nicholas of Myra Parish, Hays.