Loran and Kay Werth, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Laurenda Kay Werth, to Matthew James Jacobs, son of Rose Anne Jacobs, Hays, and the late James Jacobs.

Grandparents of the couple are Ruth Zimmerman, Hays, the late Roy Zimmerman, Martina Werth, Hays, the late Ralph Werth, the late Julius Sr. and Florence Koerner and the late Clement and Irene Jacobs.

The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Hays High School, a 2004 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelorís degree and a 2010 graduate of Emporia State University with a masterís degree in curriculum and administration as an effective practitioner. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Wilson Elementary School, Hays.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of HHS. He is a PGA head golf professional at Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays.

An Oct. 28, 2016, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.