Katie Ballou of Smith Center, Kansas and Matthew VanAllen of Phillipsburg, Kansas, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Parents of the bride-to-be are Brent and Colleen Ballou of Wilsonville, Nebraska. Grandparents are Carolyn O'Brien of Cambridge, the late Leon O'Brien, Adeline Ballou of Wilsonville and the late Charles Ballou.
Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mick and Pat VanAllen of Phillipsburg. Grandparents are T.N. Bud VanAllen of Phillipsburg, the late Maxine VanAllen and the late Raymond and Alberta Walters.
The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in diagnostic imaging and a 2012 graduate of Washburn University with a certificate in sonography. She is employed with Smith County Memorial Hospital.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2002 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in agriculture. He is employed as a sales rep for Pioneer Hi-Bred, as well as working on the family farm and feedlot.
An April 13, 2013, wedding is planned at Saints Philip and James Catholic Church in Phillipsburg.