Emma Rose Kohner was born on Dec. 23, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed six pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Angela Rose Kohner and Terry Tyler Kohner of Pine City. Emma is welcomed home by big brother Dylan Tyler Kohner, 3. Her grandparents are Cheryl Kohner of Askov, Terry Kohner of Lakeside, Arizona, Pauline Larson of Superior, Wisconsin and Chris Kolecki of Avon, Ohio.
Brentley Allen Feine was born on Dec. 19, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. He weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. His parents are Jeff and Ashley Feine of Mora. Brentley is welcomed home by siblings Blake, 9, and Carden, 3.
St. Cloud State University has announced the names of students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2015 fall semester dean’s list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Included on the list are:
Congratulations to Jim and Rici (Norstrom) Foster on the 50th anniversary of their wedded life together. The couple was married on New Year’s Eve, 1965 at the old Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City. The Fosters attribute their long-lasting marriage to honesty and perseverance: they say what they think, but never go to bed mad.
Easton Wayne Koch was born on Nov. 20, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. His parents are Jamie and Jessica of Mora. Easton is welcomed home by big sister Ava. His grandparents are Kelly and Jackie of Mora, Deb Sutherland of Panama City, Florida, Wayne Koch and Kathy Hayen of Mora.
Lauryn, Rhyen and Dru are happy to announce the birth of their brother Dierks Michael Jahnz. Dierks was born on Nov. 10, 2015. He weighed nine pounds, 14 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Proud parents are Jeff and Tricia Jahnz. Proud grandparents are Mike and Barb Struss and Brent and Kathy Jahnz. Great-grandparents are Rosemary Struss and Gladys Schumacher.
Carson Edward-Tyler Reed was born on Dec. 5, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. He weighed seven pounds, four ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His parents are Nicole Hatfield and Ryan Reed of Hinckley. Carson is welcomed home by brothers Luke Joseph and Lloyd Reed. His grandparents are Rebecca Umbreit of Hinckley, Millie Reed of Pine City, Joe Reed and Tammi of Sandstone.
Minnesota State University, Mankato presented 1,740 degrees during summer/fall commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Mankato campus. Christopher Plasek of Hinckley earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Aviation.
Marshall Edward Riedl was born on Dec. 6, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. He weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His parents are Jake Riedl and Jesse Freidlund of Mora. Marshall is welcomed by grandparents Sandy Freidlund-Pharr and Joseph Freidlund, Bettie Riedl and Lorainn Riedl.
Friends and family are invited to join in celebrating Iver Peterson’s 80th birthday party on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Pine City American Legion from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. No gifts please.
Owen Newman is delighted to announce the birth of his little brother, Reid Emerson. Reid was born on Oct. 9, 2015 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center and weighed seven pounds, four ounces. Parents are Austin and Amber Newman of Pine City. Grandparents are Joe and Tammy Plasek of Pine City and Kevin and Tracy Newman of Pine City. Great-grandparents include Margaret Plasek of Pine City, Joan Shermer of Rock Creek, and Ray Okronglis and Alice Newman of Sturgeon Lake.