Daniel Hecker and Christle Brungardt, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Hecker, to Brandon Hatfield, son of Arthur and Rebecca Hatfield, Goodland.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Hays High School and 2011 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Goodland High School and will graduate in the fall from FHSU with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

An Aug. 31, 2013, wedding is planned at the Unrein Building in Hays.