BRAUN - On July 7, Escanaba residents, Krista Dubord and Kevin Braun welcomed a son, Colten James, at 8:37 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long when delivered at OSF St. Francis Hospital.
Colten joins his brother, Carter Dubord, at home.
His grandparents are James and Nancy Braun of Green Bay, and Todd and Becky Dubord of Escanaba.
WELLMAN — Brampton residents John Wellman and Monique Blanchette welcomed a baby girl, their third child, born at OSF?St. Francis Hospital on May 22, at 8:12 a.m. Mercedes Marlyn-Patricia weighed in at 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Mercedes joins sister Mariah and brother Johnny at home.
Brenda and Don Duwe of Oak Creek, Wis. and Mike and Donna Lawson of Kan. are the grandparents.
Great-grandparents are John and Marlyn Wellman of Brampton, Pat and Carl Lawson of Wells, and Theresa and John Tegen of Two Rivers, Wis.
BERUBE — Escanaba residents, Louis and Beth (Way) Berube are the parents of a son, Brody Paul, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on July 8 at 11:31 a.m. Brody weighed 7 pounds, 12.5 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
The infant joins a brother, Louis, and sister, Lillian, at home.
Michael and Sally Way of Wells, the late Bonnie Berube of Escanaba, and Louis and Kay Berube of Cornell are Brody’s grandparents.
Great-grandparents are Geraldine DeMars, Jack and Ethelgine Way, and Joseph Berube.
HAYS — Gerald “Jay” and Amber (Nolde) Hays of Gladstone welcomed a baby boy, Hunter Joseph, on July 3 at 3:10 p.m at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Hunter weighed 7 pounds, and 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
He is the couple’s first child.
Grandparents are Debbie and Joe Nolde, and Diane and Gerald Hays all of Escanaba.
Great-grandparents are Louis Nolde of Bark River, and Arlene and Jim Castle, William LaMarch, and Norman and Mary Marenger, all of Escanaba.
EDWARDS — Gavin Joseph is the name chosen for the newborn son of Martin and Samantha (Troutt) Edwards of Escanaba. The infant was delivered at 8:29 a.m. on July 3 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 4.1 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Gavin is the couple’s second child.
The baby’s grandparents are Sean and Patricia Troutt of Stephenson, and Mike Edwards of Channing.
Darlene Troutt of Gladstone, Kenneth and Sandy Riley of Naperville, Ill., and Mike and Ella Edwards of Channing are the great-grandparents.
SCHWARTZ — A baby girl was welcomed by Karey Burklund and John Schwartz, both of Gladstone. The infant, named Skylar Faith, was delivered at Marquette General Hospital at 12:57 p.m. on May 20. She weighed 7 pounds, 15.5 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long at birth.
Skylar joins a 2-year-old sister, Summer, in the family.
Robin Burklund, and John and Ruth Schwartz, all of Rapid River, are the baby’s grandparents.
Skylar’s great-grandmother is Olive Schwartz of Escanaba.
Phil and Lela Dubord of Flat Rock, and Frances Zimmerman of Antigo, Wis., are the baby's great-grandparents.