Alexis Rosemarie Waldron was born on May 1, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed eight pounds, 14.1 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her parents are Jesieca and Michael Waldron of Pine City. Alexis is welcomed home by sisters Maria, 9, and Emily, 7. Her grandparents are Kathy Darsie of Pine City, Rosemarie Baguio and Elmer Luna of the Philippines.
Alayna Josephine Rieman was born on May 3, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her parents are Tim and Elyse Rieman of Isle. Alayna’s grandparents are Russ and Lisa Sahlstrom of Isle, and John and Debra Rieman of McGrath.
Brady Robert Deneen was born on May 8, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. He weighed nine pounds, one ounce and was 21 inches long. His mother is Anissa Deneen of Isle. Brady is welcomed by grandparent Kelly Deneen.
Nora Dorothy Nelson was born on May 8, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed five pounds, two ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Josh and Courtnee Nelson of Mora. Nora is welcomed home by sister Sophee, 3. Her grandparents are Jeff and Carol Nelson of Sandstone, and Judy Philipczyk of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Twins Alliyah Hazel and Lilly Jean Barnes were born on May 6, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. Alliyah weighed four pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Lilly was four pounds, 3-1/2 ounces and was 17-1/2 inches long. The girls’ parents are Jay Barnes and Donetta Ritchie of Brook Park. Alliyah and Lilly are welcomed home by siblings Shaun Ritchie, Tayla Ritchie and Braiden Barnes. Their grandparents are Donald Weisbrod of McGrath and Loretta Garsky of Blaine.
Inmer and Natalie Paredez of Pine City are happy to announce the birth of their son, Oscar Obeniel Paredez. Oscar was born April 30, 2015, weighing seven pounds, nine ounces, and measuring 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are Randy and Wendy Johnson of Pine City, Magdaleno Martinez of Kansas City, Kansas, and Josefina Paredez Perez of Santa Cruz, Frontera, Guatemala.
Zander Edwin Segelstrom was born on April 12, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. He weighed eight pounds, 13 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His parents are Eva Belsheim and Chris Segelstrom of Brook Park. Zander is welcomed home by big brother Jackson, 2. His grandparents are Dwight and Patti Belsheim of Mora, and Darrell and Debbie Segelstrom of Mora.
Tanner Lynn Naylor was born on April 20, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed seven pounds, two ounces and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Rochelle McKellar and Keith Naylor of Hinckley. Tanner is welcomed home by siblings Kevin McKellar, 6, and Serenity Naylor, 19 months. Her grandparents are Tim McKellar of Brook Park, Kelly Miller of Beroun, James and Diana Naylor of Illinois.
Minnesota State University, Mankato presented degrees during commencement exercises on May 9. Local students among the graduates included Kaitlin Holznagel of Brook Park, BS, Rec, Parks & Leisure Services, Cum Laude; Bridgette Anderson of Pine City, BS, Psychology; Kathryn Greenfield of Sandstone, BS, Psychology.