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Births

Births Announced

Oz Dennis Vogel

Chelsey Lind and Brent Vogel of Princeton are the parents of a son, Oz Dennis, born Oct. 18 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Dominic, 13, and two sisters, Alison, 3, and Aubrey, 15. Maternal grandparents are Dennis Rowold and Pam Lind. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Shari Vogel.

Edward James Byrne

Kayla Konczak and Justin Byrne of Granville are the parents of a son, Edward James, born Oct. 20 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two brothers, Jaxon Byrne and Kayden Byrne. Maternal grandparents are Sonia Seidel of Oglesby and Edward Konczak of Oglesby. Paternal grandparents are Martina Blanford and John Byrne of Granville. Great-grandparents are Ed Konczak of Oglesby, and John Byrne Sr. and Sarah Byrne of LaSalle.

Kyson Enrique Caffey

Jazmyn Perez and Jonathan Caffey of DePue are the parents of a son, Kyson Enrique, born Oct. 21 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Shanna Perez and Enrique Perez of DePue. Paternal grandparent is Julie Caffey of Naperville. Great-grandparents are Veronica and Enrique Perez of Granville, and Linda Feurer of DePue.

Liam James Wielgus

Paul and Niki (Farris) Wielgus of Princeton are the parents of a son, Liam James, born Oct. 21 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparent is Gayle Silva of Nevada, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Leona Padilla and Rich Padilla of Henderson, Nev.

Henry Alan Hammers

Tim and Christa (Washelesky) Hammers of Dalzell are the parents of a son, Henry Alan, born Oct. 22 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one sister, Hazel Jean Hammers, 18 months. Maternal grandparents are Vic and Jennifer Washelesky of Utica. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Julie Hammers of LaSalle.

Elena Isabel Salazar

Hannah Fox and Fabian Salazar of Oglesby are the parents of a daughter, Elena Isabel, born Oct. 25 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Melissa Wiese of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jeff Fox of Rochelle. Paternal grandparents are Sandra Garza and Salvador Salazar of Oglesby.

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