Eli and Lindsey Samardzija of Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, announce the birth of a son, Ayden Nicholas Samardzija, born Feb. 1, 2013, at William Beaumont Medical Center, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces.
Grandparents are Mark and Kim Hawkins of Kingston and Lu Ann Samardzija of Genoa.
Great-grandparents are Betty Hawkins of Genoa, Ann Mobeck and Chuck Sibley of Genoa, and Emmett and Marilyn Barnes of Malta.
Scott and Jenny Kingren of Sycamore announce the birth of a daughter, Josephine Susan Kingren, born Dec. 14, 2012, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces, and was welcomed by Charlie, 5.
Grandparents are Richard Finn of Sycamore and Raymond and Merilee Kingren of Sycamore.
Great-grandmother is Victoria Finn of DeKalb.
Jacob and Emily Fowler of Genoa announce the birth of a son, Knox Douglas Fowler, born Feb. 21, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was welcomed by Ryken Michael Fowler, 2.
Grandparents are Jim and Vanessa Fowler of Genoa, Margaret and David Behlow of Elmhurst and Douglas and Cathy Gienger of Maple Park.
Great-grandparents are Eileen Gienger of Herreid, S.D., Joe and Shirley Brandt of Genoa and Judy and Gerald Gum of Genoa.
Thomas and Kimberly Foster of DeKalb announce the birth of a daughter, McKenna Wren Foster, born Jan. 31, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was welcomed by Corrigan Thomas Foster, 3.
Grandmother is Marjorie Corrigan of Cedar Point, Ill.
Great-grandmother is Rose Gillan of Cherry, Ill.