Julie Scheef and Cody Dick announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Parents of the couple are Bill and Deb Scheef, Salina, and Roger and Fran Dick, St. John.

Grandparents of the couple are Beverly Ziegenbein, Ashland, Neb., the late Neal Smith, the late Mary Kay and Wally Scheef, Loretta Billinger, WaKeeney, the late Edwin Billinger and the late David and Evelyn Dick.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Jewell High School and a 2002 graduate of McPherson College with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She earned a master's degree from Emporia State University in instructional design and technology. She is a middle school math teacher in Pratt.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of St. John High School and a 1999 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural technology management. After working several years for John Deere Corp., he moved back to south-central Kansas and serves as the corporate sales manager for BTI's four store John Deere dealership.

An Oct. 20, 2012, wedding is planned at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina.