Dana Kirk and Craig Kern, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The future bride is the daughter of Mark and Molly Kirk of rural Vandalia.
She is a 2006 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, and a 2009 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
She is a teacher at the New Approach Alternative Education Program in Vandalia.
The future groom is the son of Kevin and Cathy Kern of Vandalia.
He is a 2004 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, and is employed at Plains Marketing in Vernon.
The couple are planning a Sept. 29 wedding.