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Births- Apr. 21


Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

David and Lynn Weistroffer, Brainerd, a boy, Dawson James, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, April 7, 2011. Grandparents are Dale and Arlene Weistroffer, Betty and Arlen Olson, Laura Hughes, Patricia Weistroffer and Joyce and Dan Jerry.


Tracy and Carol Wagner, Olivia, a boy, Matthew Forrest, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, April 8, 2011. Grandparents are Kathy Welch, Pequot Lakes, Ronald Welch, Hardwood, Mich., Mildred Wagner, Galveston, Texas, and the late William Forrest Wagner.

Eric and Jessica Walcheski, Little Falls, a boy, Ryan Zachary, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, April 11, 2011. Grandparents are Rich and Kathy Smude, Pierz, and Albie and Marge Walcheski, Pierz.

Kelley Murphy and Brian Haag, Hackensack, a boy, Trace Patrick Haag, April 11, 2011. Grandparents are Bonnie Peterson, Hackensack, Tim Murphy, Chisago City, Vicki Olson, Donaldson, and Joel Haag, Glencoe.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Ricky and Jessi Besmehn, Nisswa, a girl, Macy Jane, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, March 31, 2011. Grandparents are Bobbi O’Reilly, Garrison, Mike and Bev O’Reilly, Kimball, and Rick and Veronica Besmehn, Nisswa.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Michelle Zimmerman, Little Falls, a boy, Tristan Jonathan Tretter, 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces, April 12, 2011. Grandparents are Rebecca (Joel) Demars, Hillman, and Ted Zimmerman, Pierz.

Jason and Courtney (Nuehring) Day, Swanville, a girl, April Renae, 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces, April 14, 2011. Grandparents are the late Douglas Nuehring, Swanville, Warren Day, Long Prairie, Jeff Kent and Penny Nuehring, Browerville, and Cheryl Day, Wyoming. Great-grandparents are Harold and Gerlyn Nuehring, Little Falls, Melvin and Ruth Kent, Clarissa, Kathy King, Scandia, and Donald and Nancy Beto, Swanville.

Cory Kuehn and April Thompson, Little Falls, a boy, Dominik Harley Thompson, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, April 18, 2011. Grandparents are George and Jane Thompson, Rockport, Ind., Melody and Bryce Leach, Horse Branch, Ky., Lynn and Lue Hurt, Horse Branch, Ky., and Myrna Deering, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Sandy Bishop, Henderson, Ky.

Jessica Repp, Long Prairie, a girl, Grace Anna, 8 pounds, 9.5 ounces, April 18, 2011. Grandparents are Donald and Evelyn Repp, Swanville.

James and Lisa (Gosiak) Houdek, Little Falls, a girl, Madison Barbara, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, April 19, 2011. Grandparents are Edward and Barbara Gosiak, Little Falls, and Joseph and Susan Houdek, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Bernice Sobania, Bowlus, and Ambrose and Martha Gosiak, Bowlus.

Out of town

Brett and Jessica Layman, Eau Claire, Wis., a boy, Weston James, April 10, 2011.

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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