BALATON - Kristin Namken and Evan Peterson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Steven and Peggy Namken of Hayti, S.D., and Curt and Diane Peterson of Balaton. Namken is a graduate of Hamlin High School in Hayti and the Lake Area Technical Institute of Watertown, S.D., in 2006 with a medical assisting degree. She is employed at Colonial Manor in Balaton. Peterson is a 2003 Tracy Milroy Balaton High School graduate and attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. He is self-employed at Peterson Farms in Balaton. The couple plans a Jan. 25, 2014, wedding in Hayti.