Jon and Janice Thummel, Hoxie, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Renee Thummel, to Skyler McCormick Wise, son of Joe and Barbara Wise, Cawker City.

Grandparents of the couple are Sylvester and Margaret Ritter, Dresden, Mildred Thummel, Grinnell, the late Lawrence Thummel, Bernese Colby, Beloit, the late George Colby, Lois Wise, Cawker City, and the late Eugene Wise.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Hoxie High School. She has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology, both at Fort Hays State University. She is pursuing an education specialist degree for school psychology at FHSU.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Waconda East High School. He is a production manager at Waffle-Crete International, Hays.

A July 16, 2011, wedding is planned at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays.