Mario and Mona Tursini of Pratt announce the engagement of their son, Khris Staton, to Sarah Bamesberger of Hutchinson.

She is the daughter of Phil and Janice Bamesberger of Indianola, Neb. Her grandparents are Dale and Janet Bamesberger of Indianola; and Mary Ann Stritt, also of Indianola.

Her fiancé is the son of the late Morgan Staton, and the grandson of the late Ralph and Trudy Barnes of Garden City; and the late Joe and Nancy Staton of Kentucky.

Khris will soon be graduating with a fire science degree from Hutchinson Community College, pursuing a career as a firefighter.

Sarah graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and is employed at Promise Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse.

The wedding is planned for Sept. 10, 2011, in Hays.