Bob and Andrea Clifton of Topeka and Bob and Karrey Hill of Louisburg announce the engagement of their children, Avery Clifton and Zachary Hill.

Emily Christine Prothe and Darcy Riley, both of Salina, were united in marriage Thursday, July 28, 2016, in the Seven-Minute Gazebo in Manitou Springs, Colo.

Emily Ann Starr and John Max Menefee exchanged wedding vows at the Jim and Sharon Wise estate in Louisburg on May 21, 2016.

Christopher Rowe, son of Paula and Jim Hambleton of Fontana, was joined in marriage to Colette Mather, daughter of Ron and Diann Mather of Olathe, on May 21, 2015.

The family of Thomas and Sondra Lewis is hosting a 50th wedding anniversary party in their honor. The open house will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Fox Hall in Louisburg.

Josephine Washburn of Centennial, Colo., a previous resident of Paola for 59 years (1942-2001), is celebrating her 100th birthday Oct. 21.

William R. (Bob) and Pansy Bigley will celebrate 60 years together at a reception on Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fontana United Methodist Church. Friends and family are invited to the cake and punch reception. If unable to attend, cards can be sent to their address at: 17745 W, 373rd, …

On August 16, Kreston and Judy (Jacques) Norris will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Ottawa on Aug. 16, 1968.

Janzzel Esteve and Jessie Anne Caceres are the proud parents of a daughter, Linda Anne Caceres-Clinton. She was born April 6, 2017, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long.

A son, Sterling Shaffer Green, was born to Jarred and Sheila Shaffer Green of Salina, Kan., on Jan. 18, 2017 in Salina. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

A daughter, Emerson Lynlee Green, was born to Nick Green and Amy Veenendaal-Green of Houston, Texas, on Jan. 27, 2017, in Houston. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.