Robert Dechant of Garden City announces the engagement of his daughter, Sally Dechant, to Cole Thompson. He is the son of Steve and Peggy Thompson of Beloit, and Roxanne and Herb Unrein of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Karen (Potter) Dechant.

The bride-to-be graduated with a bachelorís degree in dietetics from Kansas State University in May 2011. She works as a nutritionist for the Child Youth and School Services at Fort Riley.

Her fiancee received both bachelor and master of science degrees in horticulture from Kansas State University. He is pursuing a doctorate in horticulture from KSU.

The wedding is planned for Aug. 17, 2013, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan.