Birth

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Owen Wrigley

LAUREYS — Whitmore Lake, Mich. residents, Michael and Kenlyn (Farley), welcomed a son, born at University of Michigan-Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital on June 2 at 8:07 p.m. Owen Wrigley weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21.75 inches long at birth. Jay and Lisa Farley of Spalding, ...

Stay safe when exercising while you’re pregnant

METRO — Exercise plays a vital role in long-term health. When combined with a healthy diet, exercise can help men, women and children lower their risk for injury and potentially debilitating diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Exercise can even pay dividends for women who are pregnant. ...

Pros and cons of sharing the bed with children

METRO — Many couples sleep in the same bed as their partners, although there are plenty of couples who attest to the benefits of sleeping separately. When children are introduced into the family, sleeping arrangements may be revised once more. Some parents opt to have their child share their ...

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Rowyn Brielle

BAUMHOVER — Saint Clair Shores, Mich. residents Jason and Angela (Gayan) Baumhover welcomed a baby girl, their first child, born at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Mich. on May 21. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long, Rowyn Brielle arrived at 9:02 p.m. Maternal ...

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Finn Timothy

MUHLENBECK — A baby boy, Finn Timothy, was born June 8, to Timothy and Jacklyn (Dault) Muhlenbeck. The baby was delivered at 3:52 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 14.8 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are John and Lori Fault, and Dave and Brenda Muhlenbeck.

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Caleb Arthur

CARLSON — Chad and Catherine (Bedard) Carlson of Cornell announce the birth of their son, Caleb Arthur, born on June 8, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He arrived at 8:22 a.m., weighing 9 pounds, 11.4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Caleb joins big sister Cailey. Grandparents are Gary and ...

Jude Anthony

NASER — A baby boy, Jude Anthony, was born June 20, to Nick and Bridget Naser of Bark River. The baby was delivered at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis.

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Maddox Harper

WILLIAMS — A baby boy, Maddox Harper, was born May 31, to Ian Williams and Sheena Metzger of Bark River. The baby was delivered at 8:31 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2.5 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maddox joins sisters, Lulu, Hayden, and Lorelei in the ...

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Gavin Michael

OLSON — Derek and Rachelle (Ives) Olson of Bark River welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on May 4 at 8:31 a.m. Gavin Michael was born at OSF St. Francis Hospital, weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces, and measuring 17.75 inches long. Don and Ruth Ives of Bark River, Ed Olson of Bark River, Tim ...

Welcome Newborns distributing free potty training kits

ESCANABA — Getting children out of diapers is one of the most frustrating and time consuming hurdles that all parents face. But for some, it is so frustrating that researchers now are linking toilet training accidents with many of the most serious – sometimes deadly - cases of child abuse. ...

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Evelyn Grace

BOUDREAU — An infant girl, Evelyn Grace, was born to Jeremy Boudreau and Alisha Bandle, of Escanaba, on May 20, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Evelyn arrived at 8:18 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 7.4 ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth. Evelyn joins, Aylah, 5, and Nolan, 18 months, in the ...

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John Joseph

WILSON — An infant boy, John Joseph, was born to Charles Wilson and Sarah Johnson of Gladstone on June 6, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. John arrived at 6:45 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 8.8 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Patty and Dave Tregembo of ...

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Ava Lynn

GEARHART — A baby girl, Ava Lynn, was born to Andrew and Bethany (Ray) Gearhart of Bark River on May 11 at 12:22 p.m. Ava was born at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 21 inches long. Ava’s grandparents are Carole Ray of Bark River, Bob ...

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Josie Mary

JOHNSON — James and Jessica (Erickson) Johnson of Spalding announce the birth of their daughter, Josie Mary, born on May 30, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 1:07 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17 inches long at birth. The baby joins one brother in the family. Roy and ...

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Wade William

BOWDEN — A baby boy, Wade William, was born June 7, to Michael and Brooke (Milkiewicz) Bowden of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 1:17 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20.5 inches long. Wade joins Zoey, and Grant in the family. Grandparents are ...

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Khaleesi Sue

O’NEIL — Escanaba residents, Dennis O’Neil and Jamel Makosky, welcomed a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on June 7 at 4:02 a.m. Khaleesi Sue weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. The baby joins four siblings in the family. Jim and Mary Winker, ...

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Finlee Louis Robert

DUBORD — A baby boy, Finlee Louis Robert, 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 ...

Inspiring children with art masterpieces

GTT — People have always used art as a way to record an event, express themselves and their emotions. Children can learn a great deal from art since there is so much to observe and talk about. By sharing art, families can open up a world of richness and diversity for children to explore. You ...

Playing cars with geography and econ

GTT — Any play time is learning time for young children. Here are days, maybe weeks, of fun ideas to include geography and economics while playing with cars and trucks. You'll need a relatively smooth rug that small cars can easily travel over, boots and shoes, pans, paper, and tape to ...

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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 ...