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Birth announcements for Saturday, May 19, 2018

McKenna Elizabeth Kessler

Stephanie and Dustin Kessler of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born at 2:01 p.m. April 17, 2018, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

McKenna Elizabeth Kessler weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length.

She is welcomed by Aidan Kessler, 10, and Brycen Kessler, 6.

Maternal grandmother is Debbie Johnson of Rock Falls.

Paternal grandmother is Leisa Rundall of Dixon.

Maternal great-grandmother is Lucille Russell of Rock Falls.

Paternal great-grandparents are Darlene and David Bally of Dixon.

Rowan Elizabeth Mahaffey

Janna and Kyle Mahaffey of Ashton are the parents of a daughter born at 10:36 p.m. April 11, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Rowan Elizabeth Mahaffey weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length.

She is welcomed by Isaac, 7, and Carter, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Steve Thomas and Pam Thomas, both of Schererviller, Indiana.

Paternal grandfather is Ron Mahaffey of Fostoria, Ohio.

Bryson Lee Payne

Morgan Pilgrim and Dustin Payne of Milledgeville are the parents of a son born at 3:40 p.m. May 1, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Bryson Lee Payne weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce at birth and was 21 inches in length.

He is welcomed by Tyson Payne, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Mike and Lou Knuteson of Sterling.

Paternal grandparents are Lisa Walls and Dave Atkinson of Amboy and Bryan and Michelle Geiger of Dixon.

Maternal great-grandparents are Merrill and Louise Baeza of Sterling.

Paternal great-grandmother is Babe Walls of Dixon.

The birth announcements for Oliver John Luke Cox and Tristan Nathaniel Tompkins cannot be printed without additional information. The editorial department has been unable to reach the submitters. If those who submitted them could call 815-625-3600, ext. 5501, it would be appreciated.

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