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Births Announced

Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 4:04 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 4:09 p.m. CDT

Lowery: David and Katie (Treptow) Lowery of Peru are the parents of a daughter, Claire Marie, born March 20 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two brothers, Jacob, 9, and Christopher, 6, and three sisters, Mary, 8, Sarah, 3, and Emily, 19 months. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Jeanne Treptow of Crystal Lake. Paternal grandparents are Karla Lowery of Peoria and Ted Lowery of Chatsworth. Great-grandparents are Andy and Peggy Rafferty of Parrish, Fla., Don Lowery of Chatsworth, and Tom and Marilyn Edwards of Chatsworth.

Engels: Christian and JoAnna (Stevenson) Engels of Mendota are the parents of a son, Leo, born March 20 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He was welcomed home by two sisters, Alyssa and Bailey. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Susan Stevenson of Kenosha, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Margaret Marshall of LaMoille, and Bernard and Vicki Engels of West Brooklyn. Great-grandparents are Paul Schmitz Sr. of Mendota, and Warren and Ruth Stevenson of Mendota.

Weddell: Aaron and Janelle (Baker) Weddell of Granville are the parents of a son born March 22 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Helton: Steven and Tana (Mendez) Helton of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, EllyAnna, born March 22 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 18 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one brother, Brayden, 4. Maternal grandparents are Keri and Victor Mendez of Spring Valley.

Hill: Anthony and Julie (Frank) Hill of Bureau are the parents of a son, Giovanni Michael Anthony, born March 28 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by four sisters, Rebeckah, 10, Alexandria, 9, Mia, 6, and Reese, 4. Maternal grandparents are Kendall and Janet Frank of Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Elaine Hill of Sandwich. Great-grandparents are Albert and Mildred Frank of Princeton, and Edward and Geraldine Kenny of LaSalle.

Carew: Brian and Amanda (Kromphardt) Carew of Aurora are the parents of a son, Nolan David, born March 28 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 22 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Barb Kromphardt of Spring Valley. Paternal grandparents are Karen Carew of North Aurora and the late Paul Carew.

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