Birth announcements

Reed Jensen

Reed Michael Jensen was born to Cassandra Myrum and Corey Jensen Dec. 27, 2012, at 12:46 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Dan Myrum, Judy Myrum, Jacky Jensen and John Day. Great-grandparents are RoxAnne Japp and the late John Japp of Cushing and Jim and Delores Witucki of Little Falls.


Kalli Bue

Kalli Jo Bue was born to Mindy and Rick Bue of Browerville, Dec. 10, 2012, at 7:09 a.m. at Long Prairie Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Wayne and Kelly Thomsen of Randall, Rodney Bue of Browerville and Sheri Hayes of Auburndale, Fla. Great-grandparents are Gloria Thomsen of Pierz, Ramona Voltin of Little Falls and Joan and Dale Siers of Little Falls.


Ireland Heap

Ireland Lily Heap was born to Krista (Sorenson) Hubbard and Greg Heap of Brainerd, Dec. 27, 2012, at 4:38 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Larry and Judy Sorenson of Brainerd, Maureen Gavin of Woodbury and William Heap of Roseville.


Hannah Kuschel

Hannah Mary Kuschel was born to Meghann Boser and David Kuschel of Royalton, Dec. 4, 2012, at 11:10 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Grandparents are Mary Boser of Pierz and David and Birdie Kuschel of Royalton. Great-grandmother is Delores Emerson of Foley.


Emerie Reel

Emerie Theresa Reel was born to Theresa and Tyson Reel of Petersburg, West Virginia, Dec. 28, 2012, at 8:07 a.m. at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W. Va. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 1/4 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Grandparents are Glen Gross and Ann Otremba of Hillman and James and Lola Reel of Petersburg. Great-grandparents are Ben and Virginia Gross of Hillman, Al and Shirley Preimesberger of Little Falls and Remonia Blizzard of Maysville, W. Va.


Meredyth Newport

Meredyth Grace Newport was born to Kristi and Kelly Newport of Randall, Dec. 14, 2012, at 3:35 p.m. at District 1 Hospital in Faribault. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Greg and Donna Elwood of Owatonna and Jim and Donna Newport of Faribault.


David Niznik

David Paul-Steven Niznik was born to Becky and Brent Niznik of Zimmerman, Dec. 18, 2012, at 6:27 a.m. at home. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Paul and Lila Tschida of Pierz and Steven and Marlene Niznik of Princeton. Great-grandparents are Lloyd and Audrey Litke of Glencoe and Marian Niznik of Coon Rapids.


Kaleb Burlingame

Kaleb Roy Burlingame was born to Nicole (Fluharty) and Lucas Burlingame of White Bear Township, Dec. 27, 2012, at 8:10 a.m. at United Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Kirby and Joyce Fluharty of Royalton and Kelly and Edith Burlingame of Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Werner and Bea Block of Royalton and Patricia Fluharty of Big Lake.