Randy and Judy Harper, Hill City, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tracy Danielle Harper, to Michael Thomas Paxson, son of Tom and Jan Paxson, Gibbon, Neb.

Grandparents are Glenn Harper, Hill City, the late Velma Harper, and the late Lee and Marjorie Toll.

The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Hill City High School and attended Fort Hays State University. She is employed at Blome Family Dentistry, Lincoln, Neb.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1998 graduate of Fremont High School, Fremont, Neb., and a 2010 graduate of North Central Kansas Technical College, Hays. He is a welder at Kawasaki, Lincoln.

An April 30, 2011, wedding is planned at Hill City United Methodist Church.