Sammy Espada and Josie Bartel announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The groom-elect is the son of David and Lori Espada of Hillsboro.
He is the grandson of Maria Espada and the late Raul Espada of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, and Yvonne Hogsett and late Chet Hogsett of Springfield, Mo.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wilbert K. (Sonny) and Franceen Bartel of rural Hillsboro.
She is the granddaughter of Alvena Bartel and the late Wilbert N. Bartel of rural Hillsboro, and Isabella Bezdek and the late Henry F. Bezdek of Hillsboro.
Both are graduates of Hillsboro High School.
The bride-to-be earned a bachelor of arts degree from Southwestern College of Kansas.
She works at Central Plastics in McPherson as a line operator and also part-time at the Hillsboro Sonic Drive-in as a carhop.
The groom-elect works at Container Services in Hillsboro as second shift lead.
The wedding is planned Nov. 22 at the Historic Elgin Hotel in Marion.