James and Tonia Couse, Palco, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacey Nicole Couse, to Shane Michael Stramel, son of Gene and Cheryl Stramel, Hays, and Ronnie and Sheila Deckman, Sharon Springs.

The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Palco High School. She is a certified nurses aid at Redbud Village, Plainville.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Sharon Springs High School and a 2008 graduate of Colby Community College with an associate's degree in computer business.

He is employed at Wheelchairs of Kansas and Golden Corral in Hays.

A July 21, 2012, wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville.