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Jay and Carissa Brendle of Kirkland announce the birth of a daughter, Rylee Ann Brendle, born June 20, 2013, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was welcomed home by Logan, 2.

Grandparents are Bob and Mary Ann Davidson of Kingston, Jerry Brendle of Alexandria, Minn., Lisa Bell of Northfield, Minn., and Tom Bell of Kirkland.

Great-grandparents are Lorene Dreska of Kingston, Jim and Mary Davidson of Kingston, Sally Brendle of Alexandria, Minn., Donna Asker of Northfield, Minn., Butch and Dee Hov of Spokane Wash., and Anna Bell of Kirkland.


Sean and Christina O’Connor of Little River, S.C., announce the birth of a daughter, Caitlin Anne O’Connor, born July 18, 2013, at Conway Medical Center, Conway, S.C. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was welcomed home by Lindsey, 9, and Nathan, 6.

Grandparents are Nancy Drake of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Al and Judy O’Connor of DeKalb.

Ruth O’Connor of DeKalb is a great-grandmother.


Kellie Ratfield and Adam Erickson of DeKalb announce the birth of a daughter, Lilyan Marie Erickson, born July 14, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Grandparents are Robert and Debbie Rosenberg of Sycamore, Jeff Ratfield of DeKalb and John and Lesslie Erickson of Steward.

Great-grandparents are Al and Alice Ratfield of DeKalb, Jim and Roseann Theisen of DeKalb, Elaine Rosenberg of Buffalo Grove, Donna Erickson of Rochelle and Mark and Lori Carnahan of Mendota.      

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