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Mitchell and Julie Weber, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rachel Hannah Weber, to Blake Ryan Ruder, son of Vernon Jr. and Ruth Ruder, Hays.

The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and is pursuing a degree at Fort Hays State University in radiologic technology. She is employed at Golden Plains Credit Union.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2013 graduate of Hays High School and is pursuing a degree at FHSU in radiologic technology. He is employed at McDonald's.

A May 3, 2014, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.