Vanessa Baxter of Granville and Chaise Thomas of Granville are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Diane and Donald Baxter of Granville. He is the son of Janice Thomas of Spring Valley and the late Trent Thomas.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Putnam County High School in Granville and is attending Illinois Valley Community College, studying nursing/RN.

Her fiancé is a 2003 graduate of Hall High School in Spring Valley and attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, studying communication. He is a crane operator at O’Neal Steel in Peru.

The couple will be married Aug. 16.