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Births

Birth Announcements

Alsvig: Dave and Ashley (Kensinger) Alsvig of Ottawa are the parents of a son, Jax Michael, born Dec. 18 at Illinois Valley Commodity Hospital in Peru. He weighed 8.8 pounds and measured 21 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carl and Rita Pacunas of Princeton, and Tony and Jeannie Kensinger of Ottawa. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Debbie Einhaus of Ottawa, and Norman Alsvig of Harding. Great-grandmother is Lois Oberle of Sterling.

Ward: Dion and Stephanie (Pack) Ward of Peru are the parents of a daughter, Sophia Rose Marie, born Dec. 28 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one brother, Dion Ward Jr., 3, and one sister, Grace Pack, 5. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Marti Pack of Peru. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Peggy Ward of Carlinville. Great-grandparents are Darrell and Donna Pack of Spring Valley, Charlene Phillips of Peru, Tom and Mary Phillips of Lake Wildwood, Rose Bierdstedt of Mendota, Alice Meece of Carlinville, and Elmer and Alethia Ward of Carlinville.

Jaques: Jamie Jensen and Jacob Jaques of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Kinsley Jo Riya, born Dec. 28 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one brother, Kaden Jaques, 2. Maternal grandparents are Julie and Jay Loftus of Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Jennifer Jaques of Princeton.

Slaight: Jesse and Betty (Lyvers) Lyvers-Pelka of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Aspen Rose, born Dec. 28 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one brother, Chandler Pelka, 9 1/2, and two half sisters, Reanna Slaight, 11, and Devin Slaight, 8. Grandparents are Kathy Gillian and Steven Slaight of Kasbeer, and Kathleen Lyvers and Jim Lyvers of Polk City, Fla.

Schaefer: Eric and Hailey (Schindel) Schaefer of Princeton are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 2 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Maynard: Brian Maynard and Samantha Evans of Princeton are the parents of a son born Jan. 4 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Davis: Storm and Cera (Donahue) Davis of Mendota are the parents of a daughter, Paisley, born Dec. 30 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jenny and Jason Donahue of Mendota. Paternal grandparents are Ginger and Allen Davis of Utica. Great-grandparents are Marlene Gillispie of Mendota, Jerry and Ellen Donahue of Mendota, Carlisa and Marshall Tyson of North Carolina, and Kaye Whitmore of North Carolina.

Jones: Joshua Jones and Rebecca Holland of LaSalle are the parents of a son, Jaisynn Dallas Lee, born Jan. 4 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Jason Holland. Paternal grandma is Caroline Lampman. Jaisynn was the first baby born in 2016 at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

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