Katherine Clare Nelson and Michael Andrew Cation, both of Burlington, Iowa, have announced their engagement.

Parents of the couple are the late Beth Louden, LaHarpe, Ill., and Mark and Debbie Cation, Ottawa.

She is a 2003 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and a graduate student in educational and interdisciplinary studies at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.

He is a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City. He is a sports director for Pritchard Broadcasting and voice of the Southeastern Community College menís basketball team.

The wedding is scheduled for Dec. 18 at James P. Davis Hall, Wyandott County Lake Park, Kansas City, Kan.