VanDRESE - Greg and Jill (Marenger) VanDrese of Gladstone announce the Jan. 28 birth of their first child, Alex Gregory VanDrese. Born at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Alex weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long when delivered at 10:25 a.m.
Baby Alex's grandparents are Bonnie Marenger of Gladstone and Betty VanDrese of Cornell.
TAURIAINEN - Gwinn residents Chris and Alice (Revis) Tauriainen announce the birth of their daughter, Ambrosia Malvina Tauriainen. Born at 1:10 a.m. Jan. 27, Ambrosia weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches in length when delivered at Marquette General Hospital.
Grandparents are Dave and Cindy Revis of Escanaba, Rose Young of Louisiana, the late Arthur Tauriainen II, and Janet Young of Flint.
Ambrosia's great-grandparents are Jim and Ann Revis of Bark River.
BUFE - Jacksonville, N.C. residents Jesse Jack and Holly (Knudsen) Bufe welcomed their first child Jan. 4 at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital. Born at 7:45 a.m., Savannah Rose Bufe weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches in length.
Savannah's grandparents are John and Rose Knudsen of Bark River, Marvin and Sarah Cartwright of Gladstone, and Steve and Sue Bufe of Reading, Pa.
The infant girl's great-grandparents are Virginia Knudsen, Pat Violette and Harold Carley.
SERVANT - Rock Residents Keith Servant and Sarah Meeker welcomed their first child, a boy, at Marquette General Hospital Feb. 24. Delivered at 2:59 p.m., Colten Carl Servant weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19.75 inches long.
Dawn Meeker of Rock, Charles Meeker of Jackson, and Julie Servant of Cornell are Colten's grandparents.
Norval Menge of Rock is the baby's great-grandfather.
DECREMER - Southbury, Connecticut residents Jason and Carina (Fischer) Decremer welcomed their first child, a boy, at 3:27 p.m. Jan. 29. Born at Waterbury Hospital, Carson Fischer Decremer weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Baby Carson's grandparents are Bud and Catherine Fischer of Delaware, along with Jim and Mary Decremer of Rapid River.
ROBINETTE - Escanaba resident Jennie Robinette became a first-time parent with the birth of her baby girl, Delayni Emily Robinette, born Nov. 20 at Marquette General Hospital. Delivered at 12:15 a.m., the infant weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
Baby Delayni's grandparents are Richard and Suzanne Robinette of Alpena.
Great-grandmother is Angie Couture of Alpena.