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Gregory and Amanda Larsen of Rockford announce the birth of a son, Brantley Joseph Larsen, born June 29, 2012, at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces, and was welcomed by Jeffrey, 11, and Gregory, 10.

Grandparents are Judy and Matt Marqui of Batavia, Rita and Leonard Bjornson of Waterman and Vicky Larsen of Crystal Lake.

Florence Von Bergen of Waterman is his great-grandmother.


Rachel and Gerald Buchanan of Nappanee, Ind., announce the birth of a son, Draco Chase Buchanan, born Sept. 5, 2012, Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was welcomed by Logan Roland, 9, and Alijah Buchanan, 3.

Grandparents are Leon and Laurel Kilmer of Genoa, Sandy Rogers of LaPorte, Ind., and Larry and Naomi Otto of Goshen, Ind.

Great-grandparents are Joanne Kilmer of Mishawaka, Ind., and Gerald and Lucile Berkshire of Logansport, Ind.


Brad Ziegler and Kristina Karkavatsos of Sycamore announce the birth of a daughter, Oraya Grace Ziegler, born July 3, 2012, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

Grandparents are Patricia Ziegler of Sycamore and Joyce Karavatos of Joliet.

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