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Births Announced

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 2:53 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 2:56 p.m. CDT

Bray: Tanya Bray of Peru is the parent of a son, Xander Vincent, born Dec. 13 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two sisters Ariel Stoner, 6, and Kaylee Stoner, 5. Grandparents are Donald and Sandra Bray of Utica. Great-grandparents are Vincent and Mary Bray of Utica, and Leland and Elaine Bottomley of Utica.

Trumpinski: Nathan Trumpinski and Lauren Baltikauski of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Lena Claire, born Dec. 8 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Debra Baltikauski. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Sally Trumpinski. Great-grandparents are Gordan and Beverly Keutzer of Cherry, and Francis and Dorthy Ary of Tiskilwa.

Lowery: David and Katie Lowery of Peru are the parents of a son, James Donald, born Dec. 11 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by three brothers, Jacob, 11, Christopher, 8, and Brian, 6, and four sisters, Mary, 10, Sarah, 4, Emily, 3, and Claire 1 1/2. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Jeanne Trepton of Crystal Lake. Paternal grandparents are Ted Lowery of Chatsworth and Karla Lowery of Peoria. Great-grandparents are Tom and Marilyn Edwards of Chatsworth, Donald Lowery of Chatsworth, Andy and Margaret Rafferty of Tampa, Fla., and Alvina Steiner of Florida.

Caracheo: Jose and Minnie Caracheo of Spring Valley are the parents of a son, Jase, born Dec. 10 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

Rynkewicz: Ryan and Amy (Knauf) Rynkewicz of Peru are the parents of a son, Reid Michael, born Dec. 16 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Rylynd, 6. Grandparents are Rick Rynkewicz, Michele Stanmar, and Meg and Jay Knauf.

Freeman: Stephen Freeman and Macy Manahan of Peru are the parents of a son, Landyn Paul Richard, born Dec. 12 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

O’Hagan: Robert and Brittany (McIntire) O’Hagan of Sun Prairie, Wis., are the parents of a son, Jameson McIntire O’Hagan, born Dec. 15 in Madison, Wis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tony McIntire of Belvidere, and Bob and Wendy Covers of Crystal Lake. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Marium O’Hagan of Crystal Lake. Great-grandparents are Bob and Marilyn Prince of Princeton, Jasper Maggio of LaSalle, Len and Helen McIntire of Des Moines, Iowa, Sherry Freund of Goose Lake, S.C., and Ed and Joan Covers of Barrington.

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