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Births

Births

Jackson Lee Neff-Estelle

Aerial Neff and Nick Estelle of Tiskilwa are the parents of a son, Jackson Lee, born Aug. 21 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ben and Linda Sproston of Tiskilwa. Paternal grandparent is Elizabeth Estelle of Malden. Great-grandparent are Glen Neff of Princeton, and Bill and Deb DeBates of Spring Valley.

Tevis

Michael and Nyree (Fender) Tevis of Oglesby are the parents of a daughter born Aug. 24 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Kayden Lee Byrne

Kayla Konczak and Justin Bryne of Granville are the parents of a son, Kayden Lee, born Aug. 24 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Jaxon Byrne, 11 months. Maternal grandparents are Sonia Seidel and Edward Konczak. Paternal grandparents are Martina Blanford and John Byrne.

Cam Edward Carls

Eric and Lacey (Strack) Carls of Spring Valley are the parents of a son, Cam Edward, born Aug. 22 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparent is Carol Strack of Peru. Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Tricia Carls of Spring Valley. Great-grandparents are Stella Jaegle of Oglesby and Bea Verucchi of Spring Valley. Cam was born on his uncle James Strack’s birthday. He is the Verucchi family’s 44th great-grandchild.

Grace Elizabeth Strack

Paul and Rebecca (Schlund) Strack of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Grace Elizabeth, born Aug. 29 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one sister, Mary Kathryn, 2. Maternal grandparents are Donald and Barbara Schlund of Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Debra Strack of Tonica. Great-grandparents are Martha Schlund of Mendota and Katherine Jakupcak of Streator.

Ezekiel John Hansen

John and Stephanie (Etzbach) Hansen of Mendota are the parents of a son, Ezekiel John, born Aug. 28 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 9 pounds and measured 21 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one sister, Lillian, 2. Maternal grandparents are Matt and Lori Etzbach of Mendota. Paternal grandparents are John Hansen of Mendota, and Becky Hansen of Mendota. Great-grandparents are Ralph Boelk of Mendota, Jack and Marianne Etzbach of Mendota, and Viola Brietzman.

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