Birth

Scarlett Elizabeth

WHITMER — Escanaba residents, Adam and Katie (Lehouillier) Whitmer, welcomed a daughter, born at Dickinson County Hospital on Aug. 8 at 5:55 p.m. Scarlett Elizabeth weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. Terry and Barb Lehouillier of Gladstone, Daniel and Debbie ...

Clayton Charles

HUGHES — A baby boy, Clayton Charles, was born June 12, to Ryan Hughes and Alexis Berube of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 7:52 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 7.2 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Clayton joins his sister Jaelyn at home. Grandparents are ...

Ashton Bradley

LANDIS — A baby boy, Ashton Bradley, was born July 31, to Brad and Ashley (Ward) Landis of Wells. The baby was delivered at 8.34 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12.8 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Mark Ward of Garden, Phyllis and Tom French of ...

Brooks Walter

HERRSCHER — Matt and Amanda Herrscher are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brooks Walter, who was born on July 9 at 2:01 a.m. at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. He was 21inches long, and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Brooks joins two brothers, Emmit and Jack, and two sisters, ...

Giving children a sense of geography

GTT —”Where do I live? Can you show me?” Map activities give young children a glimpse into the big picture of the world and where they live. It introduces maps and how to use them to find areas we find interesting or want to visit. You’ll need Google Maps Apps or paper maps from the ...

Jack Ryan

AMMEL — Ryan and Laura Ammel of Canton, Mich., welcomed a son, Jack Ryan, on July 15, at 1:29 p.m. Jack weighed 9 pounds, and measured 21.5 inches long at birth. The baby joins sister, Sofia, at home. Brenda and Steve Ammel of Escanaba, and Bob and Mary Ann Huddas of Canton, Mich. ...

Kinsley Jo

WILCOX — Escanaba residents, Glen Wilcox and Tunisha Teske, welcomed a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on July 16 at 1:01 p.m. Kinsley Jo weighed in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 inches long at birth. The baby joins, Tyler and Alyson, in the family. Arthur Teske of ...

Emery Scout

LIND — Joel and Brittany (LaBonte) Lind, welcomed a baby girl, Emery Scout, on June 22 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She arrived at 7:35 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Emery Scout joins brother, Sammy, and sister, Finley, who call her baby ...

Henry Michael

CHOUINARD — An infant boy, Henry Michael, was born to Tim and Amanda (Swanson) Chouinard on July 29, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Henry arrived at 7:11 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 11.8 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. The baby joins siblings, Peter, Abby, Samuel, Charles, and ...

Hailey Rose

BLAU — Kyle and Crystal (Pirlot) Blau of Greenville, Mich., welcomed their second child, a daughter, on June 9 at 10:35 p.m. Delivered at home, Hailey Rose weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 19.75 inches long. Hailey’s maternal grandparents are Terry and Janet Pirlot of Bark ...

Valerie Rose

HEBL — Elizabeth (Couchene) Hebl MD and Richard Hebl announce the birth of their daughter, Valerie Rose, on June 27 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. Valerie arrived at 6:39 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring 20 inches in length. Valerie joins sister, Anna, at ...

Kennedy Sue

BOWDEN — Jake and Courtney (Jensen) Bowden of Escanaba announce the birth of their daughter, Kennedy Sue, born on July 17, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 8:20 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 2.8 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Kennedy joins big brother, Chase, in the ...

Create a safe and enjoyable backyard play area

METRO — Homeowners often aspire to have attractive backyards that look like they belong in a magazine. While these can be picturesque and functional for adults, they may not be entirely practical for homeowners who have young children, especially when the majority of the yard is covered with ...

Brynlee Elizabeth

GASCON — A baby girl, Brynlee Elizabeth, was born May 11 to Rick and Kristine Gascon of Gladstone. The baby was born at 1:14 p.m. at St Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. She weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length. Brynlee is the couples first child. The baby’s ...

Bryer Dean

ROSINSKI — Gladstone residents, Ryan and Lindsey (Lauscher) Rosinski, welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on June 29 at 8:36 a.m. Bryer Dean weighed in at 9 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. The baby joins Teegan, Landon, and Scout, in the family. Lori and ...

Nora Jane

SMITH — An infant girl, Nora Jane, was born to Matt and Katie (DeMay) Smith on July 17, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Nora arrived at 3:24 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 9.2 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. The baby joins two siblings in the family. Gail and Dutch McEachern of ...

Finley Rose

STEVENS — An infant girl, Finley Rose, was born to Mark Stevens and Molly (Brainard) Ramsden of Escanaba on June 12, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Finley arrived at 8:38 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5.8 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. Finley joins one brother, and one sister in the ...

Larry Daniel III

JACQUES — A baby boy, Larry Daniel III, was born on July 13 to Larry and Kathryn (O’Donnell) Jacques of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The baby was delivered at 9:26 a.m. at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 22 inches long. This is the ...

Jordan Joseph

PFIESTER — Imperial Beach, Calif. residents, Adam and Mila Pfiester, welcomed a son, born at San Diago Navel Hospital on May 8. Jordan Joseph weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. The baby’s grandmother is Lona Pfiester of Appleton, Wis. Jean Johnson and ...

Making the post-maternity leave transition back to work

METRO — The average length of maternity leave varies depending on geography, but the vast majority of new mothers take time away from work upon giving birth. Maternity leave affords women the opportunity to connect with and provide for their babies, while hopefully giving new mothers some ...