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Births- Mar. 17


Essentia Health’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Teah Knowles and Jesse Kuechle, Brainerd, a boy, Trevor Matthew Kuechle, 9 pounds, 3 ounces, March 3, 2011. Grandparents are Kris and Dan Knowles, Walker, and Gina and Hank Kuechle, Upsala.


Kirk and Taunya Loge, Breezy Point, a girl, Claire Sophia, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, March 3, 2011. Grandparents are Stan and Eileen Bayer, Morris, and Craig and Cork Loge, Morris. Great-grandparents are Dean Schmidt, Herman, and Leo Gruber, Willmar.

David Crowell and Heidi Houle, Nisswa, a girl, Evelynne Mae Crowell, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, March 3, 2011. Grandparents are Laura Houle, Duluth, Ken Crowell, Brainerd, and Barry and Susan Malueg, Nisswa.

Paul and Hilary Keprios, Baxter, a boy, Mason Paul, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, March 3, 2011.

Luke and Vesta Radke, Brainerd, a girl, Peytan Jade, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, March 4, 2011. Grandparents are Meg Wetherbee, Brainerd, Dale and Susie Jacobs, Willow, Alaska, and Greg and Karen Radke, Mentor.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

David Wheelock and Kari Wige, Baxter, a boy, Aaron Lee Wheelock, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, March 11, 2011. Grandparents are Tammy and Thomas Nelson, Aitkin, Renee and David Wheelock, Madera, Calif. Great-grandparents are Eric and Joan Gibbons, Sunnyvale, Calif.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Jonathan and Gina (Toumi) Wippler, Sauk Rapids, a girl, Zoe Ray, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, March 13, 2011. Grandparents are Donna and Frank Wippler, Onamia, Patricia Toumi DeMarous, Sauk Rapids, and Michael “Mick” Toumi, Brainerd.

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 Causecast.org — 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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