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Births

Births Announced

Elliot: John and Janell (Jozefiak) Elliott of Urbana are the parents of a son, Maddux J, born June 13 at Carle Hospital in Urbana. He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 23.5 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Grady, 3 1/2, and one sister, Macy 21 months. Maternal grandparents are Karen and Stan Jozefiak of Woodstock. Paternal grandparents are Mary Lynn and Bob Elliott of Sheffield.

Valdez: Steven Valdez and Amanda Gropp of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Gabriella Rose, born June 14 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 5 pounds and measured 18 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Marty Gropp of Utica and Kelly Gropp of Kankakee. Paternal grandparents are Marsha Pikula of Spring Valley and Gene Pikula of Spring Valley. Great-grandparents are Verline Gropp of Hartsville, S.C., John and Donna Ohrt of Herscher, Jim and Sharon Mendal and Gene and Sandy Pikula of Cherry. She was born one day before Father’s Day.

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