Mark and Agnes Gehring, Liebenthal, and Curtis and Deb McAlister, Bison, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Crystal Lynn McAlister, to Justin Lee Smith, son of Joseph and Lucinda Smith, Hill City.

Grandparents of the couple are Olivia Korbe, Liebenthal, the late Killian Korbe, LeLand McAlister, Great Bend, Donald and Vivian Trigg, Wichita, Marion and LaDonna Gehring, Zurich, the late Carolyn Gehring, Galen Smith, Hill City, and the late Mary Smith.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of La Crosse High School and 2007 graduate of Hays Academy of Hair Design.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Hill City High School and a 2007 graduate of North Central Kansas Technical College. He plans to attend Salina Area Technical College in January.

An Aug. 7, 2010, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal.