Brent and Wanita Martin, Johnson, and Bill and Ruth Baalmann, La Crosse, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Dodie Martin and Brian Baalmann.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Stanton County High School and a 2007 graduate of Wichita State University, with a degree in the masters physician's assistant program. She is a physician's assistant at the Rush County Memorial Hospital.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of La Crosse High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in geology. He is a general manager at KBK Industries, LLC in Rush Center.

A Nov. 13, 2010, wedding is planned in Liebenthal with a reception, dinner and dance, following at the Ellis County Fairgrounds Gold Building.