Dana and Jo Kraus, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ellen Kraus, to Dylan Bryant, son of James and Shawn Mulkey, Hays, and Pat and Trish Bryant, Salina.

Grandparents of the couple are Esther (Hueftle) Kraus, Hays, the late John Kraus, Paul and Sharon (Frahm) Steele, Colby, Dennis and Carol Bristow, Dodge City, Jennie Lou, Salina, and the late Elmer Bryant.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Hays High School and will graduate in December from Kansas University with a bachelor's degree in fiber and textiles and a minor in art history.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of HHS and a 2008 graduate of Bethany College with a bachelor's degree in biology. He plans to complete his doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2012.

An Aug. 7, 2010, wedding is planned at Sandburr Ranch near Hays.