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Births Announced

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 2:31 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 11:36 a.m. CDT

Alexander: Janie Alexander of Spring Valley is the parent of a son, Lucas John, born Dec. 27 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.

Barkley: Kenneth Barkley and Andrea Carlson of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Lyricah Jo, born Dec. 30 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jamie Carlson of Wyanet, and Tammie and Doug DeWaele of Walnut. Paternal grandparents are David and Lori Barkley of Hollowayville. Great-grandparents are Raymond Umphress of Princeton, Lynn Ryan of Texas, Peggy Underwood of Sheffield, Jim (Bugsy) Carlson of Walnut, Judy Berryman of Princeton, Ken Berryman of Texas and Sandy Barkley of Wyanet. Lyricah was born on her Grandpa Jamie’s birthday.

Barnas: Johny and Anya Barnas of Walnut are the parents of a daughter, Anika Rayne, born Jan. 8. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. She was welcomed home by sister Aliea, 2. Maternal grandparents are Guido and Sue Ledergerber of Walnut. Paternal grandparents are Dave and Judy Moore of Walnut. Great-grandparents are Carolyn Byington of Shannon and Ken and Gia Bourquin of Manlius.

Budnick: Louis Jr. and Kathleen (Knettle) Budnick of Spring Valley are the parents of a son born Jan. 8 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Kupperschmid: Christopher and Brianna (Thies) Kupperschmid of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Kemper, born Jan. 9 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are James and Mary Thies of Oglesby. Paternal grandparents are Glen Kupperschmid of LaSalle and Lisa Kupperschmid of Peru.

Watson: Bradley and Amanda (Sissel) Watson of Tiskilwa are the parents of a son, Meysen Bradley, born Jan. 8 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two brothers, Cole, 10, and Dalton, 7. Maternal grandfather is Rusty Sissel of Spring Valley. Paternal grandparents are Charles Watson of Peru and Rhonda Jarrett of Champaign.

Wallace: Thomas and Heidi (Wilken) Wallace of Walnut are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 13 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

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