DEGRAVES - Escanaba resident, Courtney DeGraves, welcomed a son, Ashton Allen, at OSF St. Francis Hospital on Aug. 26 at 7:10 p.m. Ashton weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
Ashton is Courtney's first child.
Michelle DeGraves of Escanaba and the late Louis Lapalme are the grandparents.
Gladys DeGraves and Tex DeGraves of Escanaba are the baby's great-grandparents.
BROWNEWELL - Chicago residents Jason and Becky (Bink) Brownewell welcomed a baby boy, Benjamin Lawrence, on July 8 at 10:27 p.m. at Evanston Hospital in Illinois. Becky is a 1996 graduate of Escanaba High School.
GONSOWSKI - Joe and Laura Gonsowski of Buckingham, Iowa, welcomed twins at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa on Oct. 3 at 7:01 and 7:02 p.m. William Joseph weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grace Elizabeth weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 inches long.
The mother is the former Laura Jolly.
William and Grace's maternal grandparents are Rebecca and Jessie Hodges of Tulsa, Okla. Their paternal grandparents are Neil and Cheryl Kositzky of Venice, Fla. and Geno and Diana Gonsowski of Ford River.
Loraine St. John of Escanaba is the babies' great-grandmother.