WELCOME - Kari Pabst and Dale Beckendorf, both of Brandon, S.D., announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Diane and Gary Pabst of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jean Beckendorf of Welcome.
Kari graduated from Augustana College in 2005 and received a master's degree from South Dakota State University in 2010. She is a contract scientist at USGS EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dale graduated from Martin Luther High School, Northrop, in 2001 and South Dakota State University in 2005. He works as a sales agronomist for Eastern Farmers Coop, Garretson, S.D.
A Sept. 18 wedding is planned.