Kevin and Jeanette Burkhalter of Bird City announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Alicia Marie, to Timothy John Rippe, the son of Richard and Theresa Rippe of Ludell. Grandparents are Mary Schwerdt, the late Don Schwerdt, the late Kermit Downing, Irene Burkhalter, the late Arthur Burkhalter, Clarence Sattler, the late Stella Sattler and the late Edwin and Verneda Rippe. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Cheylin High School and is working on her bachelors degree from Fort Hays State University. She plans to pursue a masters degree in psychology. The prospective bridegroom is a 1997 graduate of Herndon High School and a 2001 graduate of Fort Hays State University. He is a rancher, farmer and does part-time dairy work. The couple is planning an Aug. 2, 2003, ceremony at St. John's Catholic Church in rural Beardsley, Kan.