Emily Strobel and Jake Cripe have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The future bride is the daughter of Chuck and Kim Strobel of Brownstown.
She is a 2009 graduate of Brownstown High School and a 2011 graduate of Kaskaskia College.
She is a registered nurse at The Wellness Complex/Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
The future groom is the son of Brian and Lisa Cripe of Vandalia.
He is a 2007 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, a 2009 graduate of Lake Land College and a 2011 graduate of Illinois State University.
He is employed at Cripe Grain Co. in Bluff City and farms with his family.
The couple are planning an Aug. 9 wedding.