Diana Thomas of Garden City and Kevin and Lynette Thomas of Holcomb announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Siobhan Thomas, to Kyle Gilbert Strickert. He is the son of Kent and Susan Geist of Scott City, and Gordon and Julie Strickert of Dighton.

The bride-to-be graduated from Holcomb High School and from Dodge City Community College with an associate of arts degree. She is a student at Fort Hays State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in justice studies, and is employed at Commerce Bank.

Her fiancee graduated from Dighton High School and completed an apprenticeship course and is now a journeyman lineman for Wheatland Electric.

They plan to marry Sept. 22, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City.