Mike and Ann Schmidt, Catharine, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Casey Schmidt, to Nathan Wendel, son of Sean and Beverly Wendel, Ingalls.

Grandparents of the couple are Carolyn Nichols, Hays, the late Bill Nichols, Emery and Shirley Schmidt, Catharine, Leonard and Irene Flax, Wright, Charles and Reine Wendel, Ingalls, and Claud and Glenda Wood, Fort Dodge.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Hays High School and Fort Hays State University with degrees in school psychology. She is school psychologist for the Geary County School District.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Ingalls High School and FHSU with a degree in technology studies. He is an industrial arts teacher and coach for the Chapman School District.

A Nov. 9, 2013, wedding is planned at St. Catherine Church, Catharine.