Donald “Van” Van Koelliker Jr. and Viola “Vi” Marie Hawthorne/Weller “Vi” announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is a Master Gardener and horticulture consultant. She is substitute teacher at USD 428, Great Bend. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Science Education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.
The prospective groom is a corn/soybean farmer in Brown County, 12 miles from Hiawatha. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Kansas State University.
A wedding date has not been set.