Gary and Karen Schmidt, La Crosse, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Crystal Schmidt, to Brandon Fouts, son of Ruth Fouts, Kensington, and James and Wanda Fouts, Hays.

The bride-elect is employed at NEW's Work at Home Division.

The prospective bridegroom is employed at NEW's Work at Home Division.

An Oct. 20, 2012, wedding is planned at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Catharine.