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.
Ivan Leroy Willhite was born on April 8, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. He weighed six pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. His parents are Garth and Cassandra Willhite of Pine City. Ivan is welcomed home by big sister Loriana, 7, Landon, 7, and Alec, 18 months. His grandparents are Jamie and Danyel Bonander of Pine City, Mike Jackson of Hutchinson, Garth Sr. and Carla Willhite of Sandstone.
Macy Jo Gaede was born on March 30, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed eight pounds, nine ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Her parents are John and Cassie Gaede of Sandstone. Macy is welcomed home by big brothers Jack, 4, and Paul, 2. Her grandparents are Bill and Becky Gaede of Sandstone, Bernice and the late Blair Piechowski of Browns Valley, Minnesota.
Olivia Cecelia Johnson was born on April 1, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed five pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her parents are Thomas Johnson and Laura Budke of Mora. Olivia is welcomed home by big brothers William and Anthony. Her grandparents are Penny Gardner of Skog, Mary Budke of Mora, and Craig Johnson.
Lauren Elizabeth Thor was born on April 8, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Her parents are A and Kayla Thor of Mora. Lauren is welcomed home by big sister Ava. Her grandparents are Jim and Kathy Richter of Mora, and Xong and Mai Thor of Marshall.
Cameron Thomas Troth was born on April 6, 2015. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. His parents are Chelsie and Kyler Troth of North Branch. His grandparents are Tom and Trish Gahler of Pine City and Gale and Rodney Troth of Kansas. His great-grandparents are Gary and Bev Gahler of Pine City.
Brenen Allan Slama was born on March 24, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. He weighed six pounds, four ounces and was 19 inches long. His parents are Jeremiah and Ashley Slama of Pine City. Brenen is welcomed home by big sisters Alexis, 9, Bailee, 3, and Maliah, 2. His grandparents are Todd and Denise Linder of Pine City, and David and Jeanne Slama of Sandstone.
Makaela Grace Quale was born on March 20, 2015 at FirstLight Health System. She weighed seven pounds, eight ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Her parents are Jake Quale and Sarah Dukowitz-Donner of Mora. Makaela is welcomed by grandparents Todd Quale and Cinnamon Ronneng, Michael Donner and Kristine Dukowitz.