James and Debra Satran, WaKeeney, along with Paul and Beverly Michael, Hill City, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Nicole Gwen Satran to Benjamin Jasper Michael.

Grandparents of the couple are Grace Satran, WaKeeney, the late Joseph Satran, Rudy Zimbelman, Goodland, the late Nancy Zimbelman, late George and Shirley Buss, and the late Vernon and Elsie Michael.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Trego Community High school and a 2009 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in Spanish and psychology. She will complete her master's degree in education in 2013. She is teaching high school Spanish at Norton Community High School.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2002 graduate of Hill City High School and a 2004 graduate of Northwest Kansas Technical College with a degree in diesel technology. He lives in Hill City where he farms and raises cattle.

A July 14, 2012, wedding is being planned at the First United Methodist Church, WaKeeney.