Birth

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Braedan Allen

LAFOREST — Andrew and Sabrina (Collins) LaForest of Escanaba announce the birth of their son, Braedan Allen, born on May 30, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He arrived at 8:28 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 11.6 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Braedan joins three siblings in the ...

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Vale Marie

GRABOWSKI — An infant girl, Vale Marie, was born to Justin and Jamie (Leisner) Grabowski of Escanaba on May 7, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Vale arrived at 3:11 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 2.4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Rob and Pam Leisner of ...

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Zion Jay

MUNGER — An infant boy, Zion Jay, was born to Jerry Munger III and Melisah Jenkins of Escanaba on May 21, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Zion arrived at 12:56 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 14.8 ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Stephenie Haack, Richard ...

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Raegan (Rae) Eun

ALBAUGH — Bark River native Captain Travis Albaugh and Escanaba native Dr. Brittany Albaugh (Stropich) of Canton, Mich. welcomed a baby girl Raegan (Rae) Eun on May 8, at 9:50 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20.5 inchches long at ...

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Finlee Louis

DUBORD — A baby boy, Finlee Louis, was born May 27, to Dan and Jenni (Acker) Dubord of Wells. The baby was delivered at 2:40 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 9.2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Finlee joins sisters, Hallee and Harlee at home. Grandparents are Scott ...

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Robert Lewis

JOHNSON — Robert and Chelsea (Sagataw) Johnson welcomed a baby boy, Robert Lewis, on May 2 at 7:10 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Robert weighed 9 pounds, 9.8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Renee and Mark Sagataw of Wilson ...

Pregnancy and heart disease

METRO — Pregnancy is a happy time for many women, but during the nine months of gestation, conditions can develop that put moms-to-be at risk a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes can develop ...

Children need to move

GTT — Weather can be as unpredictable as preschool children's behavior. However, children's need for at least one hour of exercise every day is very predictable. When outdoor play is not possible, try some safe active indoor games. Gross motor activities use the large muscles of the arms, ...

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Grace Johanna

LAUZON — A baby girl, Grace Johanna, was born to Jeffrey and Merissa Lauzon of Milwaukee, Wis. on April 5, at Aurora Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. Grace arrived at 1:20 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Mike and Joanne ...

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Maia Lou

DENO — An infant girl, Maia Lou, was born to David and Brittany (Larson) Deno on April 19, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Maia arrived at 5:38 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Abigail Larson, Tom and Carrie Deno, all from ...

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Kynlee Rae

ROSEBUSH — Scott Rosebush of Manistique and Cassidy Cayemberg of Rapid River announce the birth of their daughter, Kynlee Rae, born on May 8, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 3:15 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Tim and Melissa Cayemberg of ...

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Caden Jay

STENBERG — Terra and Mark Stenberg of Bark River welcome their third son, Caden Jay, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 21 inches long. Caden was delivered at Portage Hospital in Houghton on April 14 at 3:33 p.m. The baby joins big brothers, Blake and Ashton. Grandparents are Dianne ...

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John David

LIIKALA — Escanaba residents, Charles and Amber (Granquist) Liikala, welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on March 18 at 7:30 a.m. John David weighed in at 8 pounds, and was 20 inches long at birth. David and Cherie Granquist of Powers, and Jeff and Billie Jo Rynesh of Wilson ...

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Roger Joseph IV

TOURANGEAU — A baby boy, Roger Joseph IV, was born May 21, to Roger III and Natasha (Nelson) Tourangeau of Wilson. The baby was delivered at 6:28 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Roger joins one sibling in the ...

How music and singing benefits children

METRO — Music is everywhere: on the radio, in movies and television shows and as a backdrop when shopping or celebrating milestones. Music is an integral part of cultures all over the world. Music can express emotions not easily conveyed otherwise. It also provides a sense of community and ...

Teaching children to observe

GTT — Weather observation helps children be alert for changes in their environment and to be prepared. Checking the weather forecast every day on media plus learning weather clues for their own forecast are good ways to nurture awareness. Weather affects their safety, activities, and clothing ...

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Eva Mae

ST. CYR — Escanaba residents, Gaige St. Cyr and Laney Minerick, welcomed a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on May 8 at 7:39 p.m. Eva Mae weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Kim and Shawn Minerick of L’anse, and Gloria and Monty St. Cyr of ...

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Grayson Daniel

POVICH — Josiah and Sarah Povich of Alpena, Mich. welcomed their third child on Jan. 31 at 2:20 p.m. Baby boy, Grayson Daniel, weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Baby joins big brother, Brayden and big sister, Sawyer, at home. Daniel and Cynthia Robinson of Ogden, Utah, and ...

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Harper Leona

JONES — An infant girl, Harper Leona, was born to Dustin and Kyra Jones of Escanaba on Jan. 24 at 9:27 p.m. in Iron Mountain she weighed 7pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Chris and Myra Croasdell of Escanaba, Len and Gail Peterson of Escanaba, and Claude Michaud ...

Baby Gascon

GASCON — An infant girl was born to Rick and Kristine Gascon on May 11, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis.