Randy and Patricia Kitzman, Ellis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Erin Kitzman, to James Hobbs, son of Terry and Carol Hobbs, Penokee.

Grandparents are Margaret McKenna, Jim Reilly, the late Marvin and Verta Kitzman, the late Dean and Gertrude Hobbs, the late Walter Hafenstine and the late Mary Hafenstine.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Ellis High School, a 2008 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in social work and a 2011 graduate of Wichita State University with a master's degree in social work. She is employed at Hays Med's Senior-Focused Care Unit in Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2002 graduate of Trego Community High School. He is employed by Mostly Music Productions, Two Lane Liquor and Hobbs Ranch. He is a member of the band 3X7.

A Sept. 3, 2011, wedding is planned at the exhibit building, WaKeeney Fairgrounds.