Monte and Jolene Albert, Cawker City, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kari Albert, to Brant Mellies, son of Dave and Lori Mellies, Ness City.

Grandparents are the late Charles and Helen Muths, Florence Albert, Glen Elder, and the late Billie Albert.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Lakeside High School, Downs, and a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in advertising and public relations. She is employed by Ness City USD 303 Recreation Commission as the assistant director.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Ness City High School and a 2005 graduate of Manhattan Area Technical College with a degree in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology. He is employed at the family farm in Ness City.

An Oct. 20, 2012, wedding is planned at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Beloit.