Ellen Ashley Dreyer, Falcon Colo., and Nathan Timothy Bickle, Hays, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Parents of the couple are Marty Taylor, Colorado Springs Colo., Ken Dreyer, Greencastle, Ind., and Sue and Tim Bickle, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are the late Ken and Elizabeth Dreyer, the late George and Nancy Taylor, Dr. Paul A. McRae and Dorothy McRae, Hays, the late Cecilia Bickle, and Don and Chris Bickle, Hays.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Falcon High School and a 2012 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio arts with a concentration in sculpture. She is the head volleyball coach at Ellis High School and an administrative assistant for JKD Therapy & Body Werx, Greencastle.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Hays High School and a North Central Kansas Technical College graduate with a degree in automotive/mechanics. He is a welder in Greencastle.

A Nov. 9, 2013, wedding is planned in Hays.