Birth

Alexa Lou

REED — A baby girl, Alexa Lou, was born to Christina (Chouinard) and Aron Reed of Gladstone on Oct. 8 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. The baby arrived at 8:45 p.m. weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Alexa Lou’s grandparents include Don and Julie Chouinard of ...

Kaylee Jade

MCNELLIS — Kyle McNellis and Bethany Lemerand of Escanaba announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Jade, born on Oct. 16, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 8:17 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Kaylee joins one sibling at home. Steve and ...

Weston James

JACQUES — Andrew and Chelsea (Clairmont) Jacques of Escanaba announce the birth of their son, Weston James. He was born on Oct. 15, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He arrived at 3:25 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Randy and MaryAnn Jacques of ...

Sutter Blake

PEPIN — Escanaba residents James and Morgan (Blake) Pepin welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Oct. 19 at 4:40 p.m. Sutter Blake weighed in at 7 pounds, 2.8 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. Terry and Mary Doyen, and Jim and Donna Pepin all of Escanaba are Sutter’s ...

Lincoln Michael

MAHONEY — A baby boy, Lincoln Michael, was born Sept. 20, to Mike and Lisa (Noel) Mahoney of Rock. The baby was delivered at 11:34 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Sharlene Hanson, Martin Noel, Linda Mahoney, and ...

Gabriel Ernest Albert

KESKIMAKI — A baby boy, Gabriel Ernest Albert, was born Oct. 8, to Martin Keskimaki of Gladstone and Jessica Branstrom of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 11:48 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10.8 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Gabriel joins his sister Sky in ...

Rylee Breanne

KHOLLMAN — Tom Khollman of Rapid River and Rachael VanDamme of Gladstone announce the birth of their daughter, Rylee Breanne, born on Oct. 9, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 6:17 p.m. weighing 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Steve and Peggy Porath of ...

Colt Bradley

ARTS — Brad and Hollie (Ernest) Arts of Gladstone welcomed a baby boy on Sept. 20. Colt Bradley was born at 10:17 a.m. at U.P. Health System in Marquette. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Colt joins big brother, Hayden, at home. Colt’s grandparents are Dennis and ...

Lilyanna Marie

BEAVER — An infant girl, Lilyanna Marie, was born to Joseph and Christina (Gerdeen) on Sept. 27, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Lilyanna arrived at 8:34 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5.2 ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth. The baby joins seven brothers in the family. Lilyanna’s ...

Avianna Rose

GERDEEN — Gladstone residents Justin Gerdeen and Megan Burch welcomed a baby girl, Avianna Rose, on Oct. 7 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Avianna arrived at 11:48 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 10.6 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. She joins an older sister, Adalynne, in the ...

Morgan June

MALOCHE — Aaron and Kelsey (Bosilovatz) Maloche of Escanaba announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan June, born on Aug. 31, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 6:50 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 5.4 ounces and was 19.4 inches long at birth. Dave Bosilovatz, Linda Bosilovatz, both of ...

Hazel Jo

HUGHES — Jeff and Danielle (Lancour) Hughes of Marquette announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Jo, born on Aug. 11, at U.P. Health System-Marquette. She arrived at 4:56 a.m. weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 17.75 inches long at birth. Dan and Patti Lancour of Skandia, and Ray and ...

Sawyer Ann

TAUKE — Randy Tauke and Melinda Verbrigghe of Gladstone announce the birth of their daughter, Sawyer Ann, born on Sept. 6, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She arrived at 3:29 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Al and Teri Verbrigghe, and Randy and Pam Tauke, ...

Rally James

PASCOE — A baby boy, Rally James, was born Sept. 21, to Jesse and Pamala (Gorzinski) Pascoe of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 4:15 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Bryan Gorzinski, Dave and Debby Pascoe, Mary ...

Harper Louise

KOTOWSKI— Former residents Viki Lofquist of Ford River and Nick Kotowski of Gladstone, now residing in West Bend, Wis., welcomed a baby girl born on Sept. 12. Harper Louise weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. Harper joins a 4-year-old fur brother, Buck, at home. The baby’s ...

Tomilynn Rayne

MAULDING — Gladstone residents, Josh and Stephanie (Howerton) Maulding, welcomed a daughter, born at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette on June 27 at 12:48 a.m. Tomilynn Rayne weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. The baby joins brother, Jason, in the family. Tom ...

Everet Hugh

THIRY — A baby boy, Everet Hugh, was born Sept. 11, to Cory and Schlyn (LaVigne) Thiry of Daggett. Everet was delivered at 2:16 p.m. at Dickinson County Hospital in Iron Mountain. He weighed 7 pounds, and was 19 inches long. This is the couples first child. Everet’s grandparents are ...

Making the post-maternity leave transition back to work go smoothly

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 ...

Add healthy crunch to snacks

GTT — It is difficult sometimes to have a snack on hand after school that is nutritious and satisfies young children’s tastes. Believe it or not there are some chickpea recipes that fill the bill. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, may have originally come from Asia and the Middle ...

Toby Ryan

ST. AMOUR — Escanaba residents, Mitch St. Amour and Breanne McNally, welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. Toby Ryan weighed in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18.75 inches long at birth. Mille and Earl McNally of Rapid River, Cheryl and Tom Fleury, and Jane ...