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Births- Nov. 25


Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Duane and Jennifer Chock, Baxter, a girl, Lauren Olivia, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Nov. 7, 2011. Grandparents are Gary and Diane Chock, Browerville, Char Kinzer, Deerwood, and John Kinzer and Mary Macmillan, Ironton.


David and Elizabeth Schwanke, Brainerd, a boy, Jonah Paul, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, Nov. 8, 2011. Grandparents are John and Cathy Taylor, Michael and Wanda Sawdey, Sandra Harris, Vic and Kristen Harris and the late David Paul Schwanke Sr.

Jeffrey and Kelly Woodman, Nisswa, a boy, Henry Jefferson James, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Nov. 10, 2011. Grandparents are Clarence and Darleen Woodman, Pengilly, and Mark and Sue Shervey, Nisswa.

Charles Carlson and Amber Harry, Brainerd, a boy, Isaac Alan Carlson, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, Nov. 11, 2011. Grandparents are Wayne and Kathy Carlson, Brainerd, and the late Gabriel Jose Aguilar.

Roger Wakonabo and Jessica Gordon, Brainerd, a girl, Gabriella Lacy-Mae Wakonabo, 6 pounds, 15 ounces, Nov. 11, 2011. Grandparents are Donna and Willie Jacobs, Brainerd, Mary Rushman, Cloquet, and Henry Wakonabo, Inger.

Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin

Jessica (Janzen) and Nathan Spolarich, Aitkin, a boy, Holden Robert, 7 pounds, 1/2 ounce, Nov. 17, 2011. Grandparents are Robert Janzen and Gayle Janzen, Aitkin, Mickie DeSutter, Aitkin, Paul and Angie Spolarich, Palisade, and Paul and Vi Spolarich, Palisade.

Out of town

Jeff and Kari (Lintner) Hanninen, White Rock, British Columbia, a boy, Baden Aksel, 8.4 pounds, Aug. 25, 2011. Grandparents are Larry and Shirley Lintner, Brainerd, Pat Ervin, Athabasca, Alberta. Great-grandparent is Elsie Lintner, Little Falls.

Brandon and Stephanie Timmins, St. Louis Park, a girl, Leighton Ann, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, Nov. 6, 2011. Grandparents are Steven Tabor, St. Louis Park, JoAnn and Richard Zimmel, Big Lake, and Leah and Kevin Juhnke, Big Lake. Great-grandparents are Sharon Tabor, Merrifield, and the late Thomas Tabor, Dorothy Hinrichs, Big Lake, and the late Calvin Hinrichs, Bruce and Marjorie Good, Deerwood, Karin Timmins, Walker, and Skipp and Jeri Timmins, Alexandria.

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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