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Births

Births

Drinkwine

Ashley Delbridge and Derek Drinkwine of Tiskilwa are the parents of a son born Aug. 17 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Amara Rae Messersmith

Eric and Teresa (Perez) Messersmith of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Amara Rae, born Aug. 15 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two brothers, Riley Martinez, 12, and Gage Szymovicz, 11, and two sisters, Tessa Messersmith, 2, and Ruby Messersmith, 1. Maternal grandparents are Kate Walter of Mendota, and Mark and Bonnie Perez of Marrietta, Ga. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Nancy Messersmith of LaSalle, and Carol Lauer of Cherry. Great-grandparents are Leo and Charlene McCauley of McNabb.

Rhett Jaxson Rynkewicz

Ryan and Amy (Knauf) Rynkewicz of Peru are the parents of a son, Rhett Jaxson, born Aug. 18 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two brothers, Reid, 3, and Rylynd, 9. Grandparents are Meg and Jay Knauf, Rick Rynkewicz and Michele Stanmar.

Smith

Emily Martin and Joseph Smith of Princeton are the parents of a daughter born Aug. 12 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Isabella Grace Bence

Zachary and Eileen (Meng) Bence of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Isabella Grace, born Aug. 16 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Paternal grandparents are Pete and Shari Bence of Princeton. Great-grandparents are Howard and Diane Bence.

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