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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Valori and Justin Heitkamp, Brainerd, a boy, Karsten William, 7.42 pounds, Dec. 8, 2010. Grandparents are Pat and Teri Diedrich, Hinckley, and Bill and Carolyn Heitkamp, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are Reta and Tom Diedrich, Hinckley, Frank Thurner, Hinckley, and Wilma Satren, Wanamingo.


St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd

Ami Cronan and Matthew Reynolds, Brainerd, a girl, Julia Robyn Reynolds, 6 pounds, 2 ounces, Nov. 23, 2010. Grandparents are Matt Cronan, Brainerd, Robyn Anderson, Hinckley, and Andrew Anderson, Hinckley.

Christopher and Amber Close, Baxter, a girl, Grace Danette, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Nov. 26, 2010. Grandparents are Clayton and Danette Holznagel and Kevin and Terri Close.

Frank and Sherry Bouchard, Brainerd, a girl, Sawyer Reilley, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Nov. 30, 2010. Grandparents are Dwite Fernald, Sycamore, Ill., and the late Karen Fernald and the late Edward and Rita Bouchard.

Adam Forland and Tiffany Nemeth, Brainerd, a girl, Emily Lillian Forland, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 1, 2010. Grandparents are Yolanda and Jeff Miles, Fort Ripley, Mike Forland and Sue Austin, Brainerd, and Connie and Scott Gamble, Rosemount.

Westley and Amy Stone, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Silas Herb, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, Dec. 5, 2010. Grandparents are Loyal and Janice Hyatt, Baxter, and Pearl Stone, Boy River.

Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin

Rachele Moose and Azhibik Aubid, East Lake, a boy, Ayden Casey Aubid, 9 pounds, 1.4 ounces, Dec. 4, 2010. Grandparents are Linda Moose, McGregor, and Dorothy Aubid, East Lake. Great-grandmother is Caroline Boelter, Tamarack.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Kristina Kraklau and Joshua Lee , Pillager, a boy, Carter John, 6 pounds, 15 ounces, Dec. 5, 2010.

Rachel and Daniel Johnson, Verndale, a girl, Avery Grace, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, Dec. 6, 2010.

Angela and Howard Hamilton, Baxter, a girl, Lillian Pearl, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 6, 2010.

Adelle Jahraus, Eagle Bend, and Matthew Sanoski, Little Falls, a girl, Savanna Eve, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 7, 2010.

Amy and Anthony Hawkinson, Brainerd, a girl, Molly Ann, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, Dec. 7, 2010.

Kariline Classen and Chase Mevissen, Motley, a girl, Rylee Rose, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, Dec. 8, 2010.

St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls

Christopher and Cheryce (Nelson) Rudolph, Little Falls, a boy, Cayden Christopher, 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces, Dec. 2, 2010. Grandparents are Mel and Elaine Rudolph-Majerus, St. Stephen, and Dwight and Wendy Nelson, Little Falls. Great-grandparent is Lloyd Stegeman, Mora.

John and Kimberly (Hanfler) Barnes, Little Falls, a girl, Katelyn Isabelle Barnes, 8 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces, Dec. 7, 2010. Grandparents are Jerome and Gloria Hanfler, Little Falls, and Margaret Barnes, Little Falls, and the late George Barnes. Great-grandparent is Dorothy Hanfler, Little Falls.

Michael James and Amanda Kay (Kerestes) McKay, Little Falls, a girl, Valerie, 6 pounds, Dec. 9, 2010. Grandparents are Bob and Peggy Kerestes, Rice, and Jim McKay and Donna Grube, St. Cloud.

James and Carrie (Dockendorf) Reece, Long Prairie, a boy, Mason Andrew, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 11, 2010. Grandparents are Diane Dockendorf, Little Falls, Christine Rohde, Grey Eagle, Steven Rohde, Grey Eagle, and James Reece II, Corbin, Ky. Great-grandparents are Rose Dockendorf, Little Falls, and Joanne Rohde, Burtrum.

Out of town

David and Cheryl Svir, Leesburg, Va., twin boys, Xander Wells, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and DeClan David, 5 pounds, 13 ounces, Nov. 30, 2010. Grandparents are Richard Wells, Mercer Island, Wash., Linda Parks, San Antonio, Texas, and Annie Vandervest, Brainerd. Great-grandmother is Minnie (Snappy) Vandervest, Oakdale.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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