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BIRTHS - July 6

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Rebecca Hines and Vincent Anderson, Brainerd, a boy, Cason James Anderson, 5 pounds, 15 ounces, June 21, 2011. Grandparents are Ricky and Dawn Hines, Brainerd, Jennifer Anderson, Pine River, and Matthew Chevalier, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are Jannette Johnson, Alexandria, Bessie Wermter, Brainerd, Marilyn Chevalier, Baxter, and Lyle and Shirley Hines, Brainerd.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Melonie Ellstrom and Rob Stevens, Baxter, a girl, Clover Meadow Ellstrom-Stevens, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, May 23, 2011. Grandparents are Lydia and Dan Pekoske, Baxter, Agnes and Jerry Stevens, Brainerd, and Lynn and Rich Ellstrom, Baxter. Greatgrandparents are Leona Cronin, Brainerd, and the late Charles Cronin, Gert Hollingsworth, Brainerd, and the late Robert “Bob” Hollingsworth, the late Joe and Edna Ellstrom, the late Regina “Jeannie” Miller, and the late Leroy and Elanore Stevens.

Trevor and Meggan Schwirtz, Pine River, a son, Parker James, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, June 22, 2011. Great-grandparents are Gene and Ann Stoll, Pine River.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Jesse Vadnais and Ashley Lashinski, Big Lake, a boy, Jayden Duane Vadnais, 8 pounds, 13.5 ounces, July 1, 2011. Grandparents are Diane and Duane Lashinski, Bowlus, Ray and Debra Van Hercke, Little Falls, and Kevin and Mary anne Vadnais, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are LeRoy Harren, Upsala, Leonard Lamp, Little Falls, and Don and Cathy Okermen.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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