Category Archives: Births

Blake Stone

Blake Stone was born to Evan and Faith Barnett of Rochester, MN, on Aug. 7, 2020. Blake weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Mitch and Tami Barnett of Lynnville and Chris and Melanie Bersano of Rochester, MN. Great-grandparents are Jack and (the late) Robert Barnett of Garrison, Tom and Nancy Detweiler...
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Olivia Lynn

Olivia Lynn was born to Mason and Cayla Wichhart of Pella on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and measured 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Duane and Joni Collins of Lynnville and Jeff and Rhonda Wichhart of Pella. Great-grandparents are Verlan and Helen Brand of Grinnell, Eloise Collins of Sully, Carl Van Houweling...
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Karter William

Jacob and Kate Van Manen of Kellogg are the parents of a son, Karter William, born Sept. 28, 2020. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and measured 21 inches long. His sister is Kennedy, age 2.5. Grandparents are Kevin and Julie Van Manen of Kellogg and Ronald and Barbara Sennert of Linn Grove. Great-grandparents are Virginia Bunse...
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Avery Sue and Shaye Ann

Identical twins Avery Sue and Shaye Ann were born to Daniel and Riley Van Gilst of Newton on May 8, 2020. Avery weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces, and Shaye weighed 5 pounds 13 ounces. Grandparents are Tony and Tammy Rockwell of Sully and Don and Deb Van Gilst in Newton. Great-grandparents are Carmen and Gary Murray of...
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Violet Sue

Violet Sue was born to Zach and Taryn Stafford of Tiffin on Sept. 13, 2020. Violet weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces. Grandparents are Tony and Tammy Rockwell of Sully and Phil and Lynn Stafford of Tiffin. Great-grandparents are Gary and Carmen Murray of Lynnville, Ron and Bonnie Rockwell of Cambridge, ME, Don Roller of Grinnell, Millie Van...
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Isaac Thomas

Tom and Martha Renaud of Rochester, MN, are the parents of a son, Isaac Thomas. He was born Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. He weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. He has a sister, Mary, age 20 months. Grandparents are Dean and Sharon Renaud of Sully and Paul and Mary Krienke of Sleepy...
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Jack Benjamin

Brad and Jenna Chamra of Pella are the parents of a son, Jack Benjamin Chamra, born Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces. His twin sisters are Quinn and Grace, age 5. Grandparents are Wes and Jan Conover of Sully and Lee and Kathy Chamra of Leighton. Great-grandma is Sandy Beyer of Grinnell....
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