Courtney Weddle of Peoria and Mathew Kunkel of Peoria are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Jon and Wendy Weddle of Peoria. He is the son of Joe and Jill Kunkel of Tiskilwa.

The bride-elect studied elementary education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is a third-grade teacher at Stark County Elementary School.

Her fiancé is an operating engineer with local Union 649.

The couple will be married July 27 at A Hundred Acres Orchard in Princeton.