Mikel Karlin and Joyce Karlin, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michele Karlin, to James Stenzel, son of Rick Stenzel and Deb Stenzel, Ness City.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Hays High School, a 2005 graduate of Hays Academy of Hair Design and a 2009 graduate of Salina Area Technical School in dental assisting. She is a dental assistant and hair stylist.

The bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Ness City High School and a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University-Salina with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical science. He is a professional pilot at Hawkeye Helicopter.

A Sept. 7, 2013, wedding is planned at St. Mary Catholic Church, Salina.