Julie and Ron Volske originally from Pratt, now residing in Wichita, and the late Dr. Wayne Birney proudly announce the engagement of their son, Russell Trent Birney, formerly of Sublette and now residing in Chicago, to Emily Michelle Dvoracek, also of Chicago. She is the daughter of Barbara Shufeldt, Naperville, Ill.

The couple plans to marry Oct. 12 at Meson Sabika in Naperville.

Trent is a 2006 graduate of Sublette High School, Sublette, and studied at Park University in Parkville, Mo and the University of Kansas. He will be returning in the spring to finish his degree in elementary education. He is currently an aquatics supervisor at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, Ill. He is the grandson of Merle and Lois Kennedy, Pratt.

Emily is a 2009 graduate of Richards High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola University in Chicago. She will be returning in the fall to work towards her master’s degree in physical therapy. She currently works as an assistant manager at Aldo.