Meghan Hennessee and Patrick Petersen, Pratt, announce the birth of their son, Axton Layton, at 6:01 p.m. May 8, 2013, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

He is welcomed by Skyler, 9, Misty, 8, Kaitlyn, 6, and Audrey, 4.

Grandparents are Diana Crane, Pratt, Danny Arnett, Attica, Benny Petersen and Linda Rush, both of McPherson.

Great-grandparents are Jeanette Ward, Pratt, and Virginia Rush, McPherson.