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Birth

Reid Edward Closs

RAPID RIVER — A baby boy, Reid Edward Closs was born to Paige Schwartz and Avery Closs, of Rapid River, on Jan. 31, 2024. Reid arrived at 3:25 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and was 20 inches long. Reid’s maternal grandparents are ...

Oliver Joe Pajnich

PAJNICH — A baby boy, Oliver Joe Pajnich , was born on Dec. 5, 2023, to Kayla & Riley Pajnich, of Rapid River, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Oliver arrived at 2:30 p.m., weighing 8 pounds. He was 20 inches long at birth. Oliver’s grandparents are Shawn and Tracie ...

Sawyer Violet Husbye

HUSBYE — A baby girl, Sawyer Violet Husbye, was born to Morgan Dahn and Chandler Husbye, of Gladstone, on Dec. 19, 2023. Sawyer was born at OSF St. Francis Hospital at 10:59 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. Sawyer joins big sister Hunter at home. She ...

Vincent ‘Vinny’ Wayne Bonczyk

BONCZYK — A baby boy, Vincent “Vinny” Wayne Bonczyk, was born to Kaitlin (Nyberg) and Christopher Bonczyk, of Gladstone, on Sept. 28, 2023. Vinny was born at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He arrived at 3:17 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He was 20.5 inches long at birth. Vinny joins ...

Layla Ray O’Connor

O’CONNOR — On Nov. 22, at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Hailey Teal and Samuel O’Connor welcomed a baby girl, Layla Ray O’Connor, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Heather and Kevin Teal of Escanaba, and her paternal grandparents are Michelle and Raymond ...

Bristol Vale LaFave

LAFAVE — Proud parents Sarah Canull and Nathan LaFave welcome daughter, Bristol Vale LaFave, born Dec. 10, 2023 at 1:01 a.m. at OSF Healthcare. Bristol weighed 5 pounds and 8 ounces, measuring 19 and a half inches. Her grandparents are Bridget Preston (Craig Lundgren) of Kansas and Michael ...