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Birth Announcements

  • Rylan Noah Geist

    Scott and Jenna Geist, of Des Moines, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Rylan Noah Geist.

    Rylan was born Feb. 29, at 3:56 p.m., at Methodist Hospital. He weighed seven pounds, three ounces and measured 20 and one half inches long. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Kayla.

    Grandparents are Jens and Suzette Smith, of Emerson, Connie Geist, of Red Oak, and Gary Geist, of Maryville, Mo. Great-grandparents are Bob and Jeanette Huntsman, of Emerson, Gene and Deloris Geist, of Red Oak, and Gene and Betty Smith, of Villisca.

  • Caidah Noelle Blair

    Corey and Alissa Blair, of Red Oak, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caidah Noelle Blair.

    Caidah was born March 1. She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and measured 20 and one half inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her big sister, Autumn Marie.

    Grandparents are the late Mark Cook and Cathy Cook, of Wall Lake, and Jeff and Cindy Blair, of Lake City.

  • Caidah Noelle Blair

    Corey and Alissa Blair, of Red Oak, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caidah Noelle Blair.

    Caidah was born March 1. She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and measured 20 and one half inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her big sister, Autumn Marie.

    Grandparents are the late Mark Cook and Cathy Cook, of Wall Lake, and Jeff and Cindy Blair, of Lake City.

  • Clara Elizabeth Orear

    Gregory and Kimberly Orear, of Red Oak, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Clara Elizabeth Orear.

    Clara was born March 6, at 10:21 a.m., at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. She weighed nine pounds, seven ounces and measured 22 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her big brother, Jackson, age two.
    Grandparents are Kent and Carol VanMeter, of Alliance, Neb., and Thomas and Connie Orear, of High Ridge, Mo. Great-grandparents are Russell and Elizabeth French, of Janesville, Wis.

  • Lily Elizabeth Elwood

    Ashley Darnold and Josh Elwood, of Stanton, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Elizabeth Elwood.

    Lily was born at 10:44 a.m., March 3, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. She weighed six pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 and one half inches long.

    Grandparents are Kenny and Sandy Darnold, of Emerson, and Tom and Christi Elwood, of Stanton. Great-grandparents are Leo and Joyce Blackwell, of Red Oak, Richard and Judy Lovitt, of Stanton, Laurel Smith, of Stanton, and Francis and Connie Darnold, of Malvern.

  • Nash Thomas Lowry

    Chris and Jamie Lowry, of Omaha, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nash Thomas Lowry.

    Nash was born at 5:24 a.m., Jan. 16, at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha. He weighed seven pounds, three ounces, and measured 20 and one half inches long.

    Grandparents are Steve and Bev Cleland, of Red Oak, and Tom and Shirley Lowry, of Omaha. Great-grandparents are Anna Marie Cleland, of Red Oak, Enola Lowry, of Bedford, and Jacqueline Danielson, of Omaha.

  • Eli Michael Nelson

    Eric and Megan Nelson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Eli Michael Nelson.

    Eli was born at 9 a.m., Jan. 18, at Methodist West Hospital in West Des Moines. He weighed seven pounds, four ounces, and measured 19 and one half inches long.

    Eli was welcomed home by his big brother Sander, who is three-years-old.

    Grandparents are Darwin and Marcia Fichter, of Farragut, and Bruce and Marla Nelson, of Stanton.

  • Norah Marie Lester

    Clint and Jen Lester, of Milwaukee, Wis., are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Norah Marie Lester.

    Norah was born Oct. 20, 2011, at 12:53 p.m., weighing five pounds, 11 ounces, and measuring 18 and one half inches long.

    Grandparents are Will and Jeanice Lester, of Red Oak, and Mel and Kathleen Sass, of Park Ridge, Ill..

  • Madeline Mae Shanker

    Mark and Whitney Shanker, of Omaha, are very proud to announce the birth of their first daughter, Madeline.

    Madeline Mae Shanker was born Dec. 20, 2011, at 2:38 p.m., weighing seven pounds, one ounce, and measuring 21 inches long.

    Grandparents are Keith and Connie Perdue, of Red Oak, Carolyn Wedemeyer, of Red Oak, and Dennis and Cheryl Shanker, of Glenwood.

  • Lucy Mattea Rose Dreyer

    Mike and Aubrey Dreyer, are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Mattea Rose.

    Lucy was born Dec. 26, 2011, at 8:38 a.m. She weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 and one half inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her big brother, Cooper.

    Grandparents are Joel Strickland. Renae and Bill Shelton, and Tim and Shawna Dreyer.