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Births

Birth announcements for May 4, 2019

Grayson Bennett Hall

Sara and Graham Hall of Prospect, Kentucky, are the parents of a son born at 9:49 a.m. March 13, 2019, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Grayson Bennett Hall weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length.

Maternal grandparents are Joel and Lori Garmon of Prospect, Kentucky.

Paternal grandparents are Cindy Hall of Sterling and Dennis Hall of Fargo, North Dakota.

Maternal great-grandparents are Carol and Dan Triefler of Cleveland.

Paternal great-grandparents are Ernest and Jean Hill of Davenport, Iowa.

Chelsey Nelo Near

Meagan and Joshua Near of Genoa are the parents of a daughter born at 8:18 p.m. March 20, 2019, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Chelsey Nelo Near weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 20.25 inches in length.

She is welcomed by Mia Elle, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Barb Fewell of Sycamore.

Paternal grandparents are Doug and Mary Near of Dixon.

Maternal great-grandmother is H. Julia Contreras of Dixon.

Jameson Jay Kester

Shawna and Steven Kester of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 8:21 p.m. March 21, 2019, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Jameson Jay Kester weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 22 inches in length.

He is welcomed by Aleena Rae Kester, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Erica Grim and William Grim, both of Dixon.

Paternal grandparents are Penny Kester and Darrin Kester, both of Sterling.

Maternal great-grandparents are Linda and Neil Morehead of Harlingen, Texas, and Carolyn Grim of Sterling.

Paternal great-grandparents are Diane and Truman Kester of Rochelle and Raymond Mueller of Byron.

Eleanora Gray Costello

Amanda Lou and Patrick Gray Costello are the parents of a daughter born at 2:37 p.m. April 4, 2019, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Eleanora Gray Costello weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was 18 inches in length.

She is welcomed by Colin, 15, Augustus, 12, Avery, 10, and Hayden, 8.

Maternal grandmother is Kendal Helms of Sterling.

Paternal grandparents are Will and Susan Costello of Dixon.

Maternal great-grandmother is Ruth Pullen of Sterling.

Paternal great-grandfather is Fred Fleming of Chicago.

Brach Allen Martinson Jr.

Breanna and Brach Martinson of Amboy are the parents of a son born at 7:05 p.m. April 23, 2019, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Brach Allen Martinson Jr. weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length.

He is welcomed by Aubrey Martinson, 12, Ethan Shephard, 10, and Azlynn Martinson, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Bard Jones of Mendota and Jess Shephard of Amboy.

Paternal grandparents are Cindy Overstreet of LaSalle and Ron Martinson of Aurora.

Robert Francis Lahman

Katie and Francis Lahman of Amboy are the parents of a son born at 9:08 p.m. April 24, 2019, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Robert Francis Lahman weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 20.5 inches in length.

He is welcomed by Dany Lahman, 2.

Maternal grandmother is Lynn McCay of Amboy.

Paternal grandparents are Robert Lahman and Trudy Lahman, both of Amboy.

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