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Births

Jayce Aaron Thompson

Kendall Williams and Tre Thompson of Rock Falls are the parents of a son born at 12:33 a.m. March 28, 2018, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Jayce Aaron Thompson weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces at birth, and was 16 inches in length.

Maternal grandparents are Beverly Williams of Rock Falls and the late Kenneth Williams.

Paternal grandparents are Christy Keefer of Mendota and Joey Thompson of Rockford.

Maternal great-grandparents are Mike and Christy Keefer of Sterling.

Paternal great-grandparents are Carl and Pat Swords of Sterling.

Tobias Sean Owens

Krymson Hodge and Joseph Owens of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 6:12 a.m. March 31, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Tobias Sean Owens weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and was 19 inches in length.

He is welcomed by Alana Owens, 6.

Maternal grandparents are Kelly and Sean Dennis and Christina Hodge, all of Sterling, and the late Kevin Hodge.

Paternal grandparent is Robin Owens of Newark, New Jersey.

Maternal great-grandparents are Beverly and Dallas Hodge of Rock Falls, and Lester and Juanita Insley of Sterling.

Paternal great-grandmother is Diana Owens of Dixon.

Gemma June Near

Sara Bearman and Andrew Near of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 3:10 p.m. April 4, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Gemma June Near weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and was 18.5 inches in length.

She is welcomed by Hunter Near, 6.

Maternal grandparents are Shane and Dona Nelson and Todd and Carol Bearman, all of Dixon.

Paternal grandparents are Ron and Chris Helfrich and Allan and Jodi Near, all of Dixon.

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