Birth Announcements

  • Birth Announcement

    Master Sgt. Matthew and Mrs. Erika Chute of Mascoutah, Ill., are the proud parents of a daughter born June 28, 2017, in Belleville, Ill.

    Her name is Kasey Michaela, and she weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. She has three sisters, Giuliana and Elisabeth Chute and Katie Stogner, and two brothers, Tommy and Alex Stogner.

    Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Surrey of Collinsville, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Winget of Branson, Mo., and the late Michael Chute of Ankeny and Red Oak. Great-grandmothers are Patricia Huntsman of Red Oak and Alma Taulbee of Collinsville, Ill.

  • Birth Announcement

    Everett Michael McFarland was born at home, June 16, 2017, at 6:36 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 5.1 oz. and was 19 ½ inches long.

    Everett was welcomed by his proud parents, Jeremy and Maria McFarland, his excited big sisters, Isabella and Madelyn, and big brother, Isaac, all of Waukee.

    His thankful grandparents are Karen and Isaac Oaks, of Waukee; Nancy and Larry Raney, of Winterset; and Denny McFarland, of Elkhorn Neb. Great-grandparents are Rebecca Oaks, of Hobart, Ind.; and La Donna and Jim Raney, of Villisca. 

  • Birth Announcement

    Jared and Kara Yocum of Mound City, Mo., are thrilled to welcome their son, Easton Walker, into the world.

    Easton was born at 1:16 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. He weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.

    Easton was proudly welcomed home by his big sister Amelia.

    Grandparents are Calvin and Karla Pearson of Red Oak and Ted and Tammy Yocum of Mound City.

    Great-grandparents are Lane and Carol Morse of Plattsmouth, Neb. 

  • Birth Announcement

    Chad and Carol (Spicer) Weeks of Oologah, Okla., are proud to announce the birth of their daughters, Maelyn Lea and Whitley Rae Weeks. 

    The girls were born Jan. 20, 2017, at St. John Hospital in Owasso, Okla. Maelyn weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 inches long. Whitley was 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 inches long.

    Maelyn and Whitley were welcomed home by their big sister, Vera, who is two.


  • Birth Announcement

    Ryan and Samantha Beeson, Red Oak, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Stella Marie.
    Stella was born Sept. 18, 2016, at 6:26 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 ¼ inches long.
    Stella is welcomed home by big brothers, Tyler and AJ.
    Grandparents are Alan and Cindy Beeson and Mike and Marsha Thomas of Red Oak and Mark and Amy Liddell of Elliott. Great-grandparents are Stan and Janice Peterson of Stanton, Carol Thomas of Corning and Russ and Cookie Lane of Omaha.

  • Birth Announcement: Jacob Ray Mueller


    Brad and Melissa Mueller and big brother Carter welcome Jacob Ray. 

    Jacob was born on April 19, 2016. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 inches long.

  • Birth Announcement: Amelia Ruth Noble


    Jon and Erin Noble and big sister Sophia are ecstatic to welcome Amelia Ruth into the world. 

    Amelia was born April 12, 2016. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 3/4 inches long. Her grandparents are Scott and Debbie Kisby and Jonny and Brigitte Noble. Great-grandparents are Bill and Mary Davis.

  • Madison Mae Ramsey

    Kyle and Jenna Ramsey of Stanton are the parents of a daughter, born  Aug. 28, 2015. Madison Mae weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Grandparents are David and Cathy Hart of Stanton and Mark and Lori Ramsey of Greenfield. Great-grandparents are Allen and Louise Hart of Stanton, the late Gerald and Clara Schuler of Grant, Priscilla and the late Dwayne McClelland of Greenfield, Peg and the late Dean Fritz of Winterset and Esther Ramsey of Creston.

  • Audrey Marie Stephens

    Mark and Nicole Stephens of Henderson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Marie Stephens. Audrey was born July 27. She weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by big
    brothers Aaron and Evan.
    Grandparents are Gary and Ladonna Stephens of Henderson and the late Richard and Roberta Tillman.

  • Iver James Whigham

    Erick and Sarah Whigham, Council Bluffs,  are excited to announce the arrival of a son born April 7, 2015, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.
    Iver James Whigham weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by brothers, Asher, 6, and Jonah, 2, and sister Brynn, 4.
    Iver’s grandparents are Garland Bergh and Dana and Vicky Bartak of Plainview, Neb. and Greg and Lisa Whigham of Red Oak. Great-grandparents are Bob and Janet Whigham, Coin; Rich and Karen Lansink, Ida Grove; and John and Glee Bartak, Plainview.