Jay and Cindy Hawkinson, Ness City, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kylee, to Matthew Kraus, son of John and Susan Kraus, Ransom.

Grandparents of the couple are Stan and LaVone Hoss, Ness City, the late Margaret Hoss, Jon and Janice Hawkinson, Ness City, the late Hugo and Alice Kraus, and the late Hubert and Thelma Wiedeman.

Great-grandmother is Mabel Hawkinson, Ness City.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Ness City High School and Salina Area Technical College with an associate's degree in dental assistance. She is employed at the Ness City Medical Clinic.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Ransom High School, Northwest Kansas Technical College, where he earned a degree in communications technology, and North Central Kansas Technical College, where he earned a degree in residential electricity. He is employed at Ag Ventures, Ransom.

A May 5, 2012, wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ness City.