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Births

Births Announced

Colton Henry Mehlbrech

Dane and Kristin (Clausen) Mehlbrech of Malden are the parents of a son, Colton Henry, born July 25 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. She was welcomed home by three brothers, Zachary 17, Reece, 15, and Matthew 7, and three sisters, Alexia 13, Susanna 8, and Charlotte, 3. Maternal grandparents are Peter Clausen and Karleen Clausen. Paternal grandparents are Ralph and Nina Mehlbrech.

Evalynn Marie Brodko

Steve and Erin (Duffield) Brodko of Compton are the parents of a daughter, Evalynn Marie, born July 31 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Renee Duffield of Ohio, Ill. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Nancy Brodko of Mendota. Great-grandparents are Darlene Burke of Mendota, Doris Duffield of Princeton and Annette Stamberger of LaMoille.

Kinsleigh Nicole Shepard

Kolton Douglas Shepard

Christopher Foster and Emileigh Shepard of Princeton are the parents of twins, Kinsleigh Nicole and Kolton Douglas, born July 30 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. Kinsleigh weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Kolton weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Sandy Borges and Kevin Borges of Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Michelle Storm Leverich of Nashville and Jason Leverich of Princeton. Great-grandparent is Marge Walter of Princeton.

Hayden Joseph Foster

Rebecca Foster and Alex Sarantinos of Peru are the parents of a son, Hayden Joseph, born Aug. 2 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 9 pounds and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Jason Foster of Peru, and Jim Marrow of Wisconsin. Paternal grandparents are Chris Sarantinos of DePue and Melissa Short of Oglesby.

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