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Birth

Freya Elizabeth

VerSTRATE — An infant girl, Freya Elizabeth, was born to Natasha (Stretton) and Timothy VerStrate of Cornell on Sept. 9 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Freya Elizabeth arrived at 3:16 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5.3 ounces and was 18.5 inches long at birth. The baby’s grandparents are Shelly ...

True Violet Kirk

KIRK — A baby girl, True Violet Kirk, was born at 11:33 a.m., July 1 to Paige Kleiber and JaJauante Kirk of Green Bay, Wis. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. True’s grandparents are Tina Kleiber and Erika Kirk, also of Green Bay, and the late Dan Kleiber. Her ...

Charles Maverick

McMILLAN — An infant boy, Charles Maverick, was born to Corina (Berreth) and Brian McMillan of Gladstone on Sept. 9, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Charles arrived at 4:32 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 15.2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Charles joins an older sibling, Conrad. The ...

Laila Whitley

BAKER — A baby girl, Laila Whitley Baker, was born March 7 at 12:15 a.m. to Tauri Hardwick and Kyle Baker. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She was born at Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming. Laila’s grandparents are Charles and Julie Baker of Manistique and ...

Reid Andrew

SPREITZER — A baby boy, Reid Andrew Spreitzer, was born May 2 to Amanda (Pach) and Tony Spreitzer of Escanaba. Reid was delivered at 9:52 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3.2 ounces and was 19.25 inches long. Reid joins Allison, age 11 and Anthony, age 7. His ...

Ryker Thomas

HENNING — A baby boy, Ryker Thomas Henning, was born August 12, 2020 to Marisa Carlson and Daniel Henning. He was delivered at 6:03 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Ryker joins one older brother, Theodore. His grandparents are ...

Wrenley Elise

JEWELL — A baby girl, Wrenley Elise, was born July 28, to Michael and LeAnn (Salmi) Jewell of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 3:50 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.9 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Wrenley Elise is the couple’s first child. Her ...

Benjamin James

MICHEAU — A baby boy, Benjamin James Micheau, was born Aug. 9 to Katelyn Morrison and Derik Micheau of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 11:22 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His grandparents are Sarah and Anthony Morrison of ...

Axle Hayze Aho

AHO — A baby boy, Axle Hayze Aho, was born July 15 to Lauren Nelson of Gladstone. Axle was delivered at 1:06 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 9.5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His grandparents are Jennifer Nelson of Gladstone, Brad and Christine Nelson of Ford ...

Brooklynn Marie and Maddison Lee

SHINAVER — Twin baby girls, Brooklynn Marie and Maddison Lee, were born July 30 to Brittney VanEnkevort and Joseph Shinaver of Escanaba. Brooklynn was delivered at 8:16 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 12.5 ounces, and was 17 inches long. Maddison was delivered at 8:16 a.m. She weighed 4 pounds, ...

Harper Leigh

PICARD — A baby girl, Harper Leigh Picard, was born July 8 to Jennifer Marie Garlow and Adam John Picard of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 8:28 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3.5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Brenda Garlow of Gladstone ...

Parker Dean

SWANSON — A baby boy, Parker Dean, was born July 1 to Tyler and Danica (Pretto) Swanson of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 1:06 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parker joins his two siblings Zandria and Easton at home. His ...

Finn Martin

MAHONEY — A baby boy, Finn Martin Mahoney, was born June 9 to Mike and Lisa (Noel) Mahoney of Rock. The baby was delivered at 7:49 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Finn joins his brother ­Lincoln at home. His grandparents are Marty ...

Stella Joeshine

GAGNE — A baby girl, Stella Joeshine Gagne, was born July 24 to Melissa Gagne and Cory Sampogna of Bark River. The baby was delivered at 2:01 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10.9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. This is Melissa and Cory’s first child. Her ...

Zayden Lee

LAMARCHE — Gladstone residents Zachery LaMarche and Nicolle Harvala welcomed a son, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on July 7 at 3:03 p.m. Zayden Lee weighed in at 8 pounds, 9.1 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. The baby joins three siblings in the family. Barb and Dennis Belongie ...

Kennie Ryatt

LIPPENS — Bark River residents Kayla (Lancour) and Kyle Lippens welcomed a daughter, born at OSF St. Francis Hospital on July 13 at 7:48 p.m. Kennie Ryatt Lippens weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long at birth. The baby is the couple’s first child. Her grandparents ...

Max Harrison

BRUDER — A baby boy, Max Harrison, was born July 6 to Don and Kate (Hoag) Bruder of Escanaba. The baby was delivered at 8:18 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 11.7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Max joins his three siblings at home. His grandparents are Beverly and ...

Alayla Blu Monroe

MONROE — A baby girl, Alayla Blu Monroe, was born July 14, to Danielle Monroe of Harris. The baby was delivered at 4:04 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 8.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Alayla joins her two siblings. Her grandparent is James Monroe of Whitmore ...

Ruby Sequoia

HEWITT — A baby girl, Ruby Sequoia, was born June 29, to Benjamin and Tiffany (Lahtinen) Hewitt of Gladstone. The baby was delivered at 7:08 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Ruby joins her sister Porter at home. Her grandparents ...

Gavin James

VANDRESE — A baby boy, Gavin James, was born May 25 to Jason and Kayla (Berbohm) VanDrese of Cornell. The baby was delivered at 12:09 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Gavin joins his older sisters Aubrey and Macy at home. His ...