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Birth Announcements

April 10, 2010
Daily Press

DICKERSON - A baby boy, Logan Matthew Dickerson, was born at 9:37 a.m. March 18 to Escanaba residents Christy LaPalme and Matthew Dickerson. Delivered at OSF St.Francis Hospital, the infant weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

At home, Logan joins his sister, Brianna.

Maternal grandparents are Maurice and Mary Boomer of Escanaba, along with Dale and Bonnie LaPalme of Hermansville. Paternal grandparents are Charlie and Mary Dube of Escanaba.

Joanne Priester, Theresa Veraghen, and Elmer and Doris Degrand, all of Escanaba, are Logan's great-grandparents.


LeMIRE-SHOPE - Bailee Rose LeMire-Shope is the name chosen for a baby girl born at 9:55 p.m. April 5 to Rapid River residents Jason Shope and Dana LeMire. Delivered at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Bailee weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Bailee is welcomed home by her brother, Logan.

Donald and Grae LeMire of Escanaba, along with David and Heidi Shop of Rapid River, are Bailee's grandparents.

Great-grandparents are James O'Toole, Dorothy and Harvey Rasmussen and Darlene Shope.


McCARTHY - Escanaba residents Ed and Jen (Chenier) McCarthy announce the birth of their son, Jack Edward McCarthy. Born at 5:48 a.m. March 16 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, the infant weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Baby Jack's maternal grandparents are Dale and Wanda Chenier of Gladstone. His Paternal grandparents are Ed and Sue McCarthy, along with Jim and Tina Jensen, all of Escanaba.

Ed and Pat McCarthy of Escanaba, along with Betty Van Drese of Cornell, are Jack's great-grandparents.


MICHAUD - Bark River residents Branden Roger and Tiffany Ann-Marie Michaud announce the birth of their daughter, AvaMae Marie Michaud. Delivered at 1:17 p.m. March 11 at Dickinson County Hospital, the infant weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 long.

AvaMae is the couple's first child.

Maternal grandparents are James and Jodi Perryman of Spalding, and Kevin Tichelaar of Powers. Paternal grandparents are Julie Hacker of Bark River, Claude Michaud of Green Bay, Wis., and Tim Britton of Lake Geneva, Wis.

Great-grandparents are Gerald and Darlene Gagne of Spalding, George and Carolyn Tichelaar of Hermansville, Gordon and Sharl Cayer of Rock, Fred and Ursula Michaud of Gladstone, Fred and Linda Britton of Rock, and Helga Perryman of Escanaba.

Great-great-grandparents are Raymond Gagne of Spalding and Ida Srnka of Powers.


OLSON - Jonas and Amanda (Gasparick) Olson of Rapid River welcomed their first child, a daughter, at 12:13 p.m. March 16. Maizy Alexia Olson weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long when delivered at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

Doug and Rita Gasparick of Bark River are Maizy's maternal grandparents. Paternal grandparents are Craig and Debbie Olson of Hanover, Ill., along with Kathy Johnson and Wayne Johnson, both of Gladstone.


BJORK - Gladstone residents Justin and Kelly (Jensen) Bjork announce the March 26 birth of their first child, Adeline Jane Bjork. Delivered at Marquette General Hospital, the infant weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Baby Adeline's grandparents are Roger and Mary Jane Jensen, along with Randy and Linda Bjork, all of Gladstone.

Great-grandparents are Margaret Smithson of Alpha and Helen Lusk of Alpena.


DERKOS - Joey and Kari (Fox) Derkos of Birmingham, Mich., announce their adoption of a baby boy. Born March 10, 2009, in Seoul, South Korea Ryan Kaon Derkos arrived at his new home March 26.

Baby Ryan is the Joey and Kari's first child.

Bob and Annette Fox of Clarkston, Mich., and Joe and Mary Derkos of Escanaba are Ryan's grandparents.


Hey, Baby!

To have a birth announcement form mailed or e-mailed, call Daily Press Lifestyles Editor Jillian Jamison, 786-2021, ext. 148, or e-mail Forms are also available at the Press.



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