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Births

Births

Brianna Lee Yanez

Kerry Lee (Wilkinson) Yanez and Max Yanez of Varna are the parents of a daughter, Brianna Lee, born Sept. 22 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6.25 pounds and measured 19 inches in length. Grandparents are Maximino and Angelica Yanez of Spring Valley. Great-grandparents are Maria Bahena of Spring Valley, and Rick and Dian Wilkinson of Florida.

Savannah Rose Thompson

Brenda (Hale) Gould and Zachary Thompson of Princeton are the parents of a daughter, Savannah Rose, born Sept. 23 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one brother, Sean Matthew Gould, 4.

Sandoval

Julio and Silvia (Espinoza) Sandoval of Princeton are the parents of a daughter born Sept. 23 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Zoey Elizabeth Lemmer

Patrick Lemmer and Renae (Philhower) Lemmer of Ladd are the parents of a daughter, Zoey Elizabeth, born Sept. 20 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are John Philhower of Ohio, Ill., and Kristeen Philhower Nelson of DePue. Paternal grandparents are Marty and Brenda Lemmer of Malden.

Jett James Schafer

Michael and Jamie (Reif) Schafer of Lisle are the parents of a son, Jett James, born Sept. 19 at Edwards Hospital in Naperville. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two sisters, Rylan, 4, and Emersen, 2. Maternal grandparents are Kurt and Betty Reif of Lake Zurich. Paternal grandparents are Crane and Carolyn Schafer of Princeton.

Blakely James Sondgeroth

Matt and Kaitlyn (Wujek) Sondgeroth of Mendota are the parents of a son, Blakely James, born Sept. 22 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Mary Beth Wujek of Decatur. Paternal grandparents are Daryl and Becky Sondgeroth of Mendota. Great-grandparents are Mary Catherine Wujek of Mendota, Juanita Sondgeroth of Mendota, and Richard and Darlene Stilson of Fargo, N.D.

Liam Michael Keef

Kristen Turpen and Jordan Keef of Spring Valley are the parents of a son, Liam Michael, born Sept. 26 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces. He was welcomed home by three brothers, Mason, 8, Kaiden, 7, and Derrick, 3. Grandparents are Teri Turpen of Spring Valley, and Marla and Rodney Keef of Spring Valley. Great-grandparents are Robert Turpen, Helen Baracani, and Eugene and Louise Keef.

Leanna Martha Danielle Rojas

Fernando Rojas and Sherri Youssi of Mendota are the parents of a daughter, Leanna Martha Danielle, born Sept. 20 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two brothers, Jose Morales, 10, and Julia Rojas, 2, and one sister, Liia Rojas, 6. Maternal grandparent is Melody Youssi of Mendota. Paternal grandparent is Bertha Millan of Spring Valley. Great-grandparent is Arlene Butts of Mendota.

Rhett Lewis

Eric and Kayla (Loebach) Lewis of Spring Valley are the parents of a son, Rhett, born Sept. 21 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Chuck, 7. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Carrie Loebach of Spring Valley. Paternal grandparents are Marc and Kathy Lewis of Utica.

McNutt

Julie (Wiesbrock) Koch and Jasper McNutt of Ladd are the parents of a daughter born Sept. 25 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches in length. She was welcomed home by three brothers, Joel, 12, Alek, 9, and Levi, 6. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Terri Wiesbrock of LaSalle. Paternal grandparents are Randy and Laura McNutt of Mendota. Great-grandparent is Evelyn McNutt of Mendota.

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