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Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST


Dave Allen and Nikki Gallamore of Genoa announce the birth of a daughter, Khari Marie Allen, born Dec. 17, 2013, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was welcomed home by Jada, 13, and Dave Jr., 7.

Grandparents are Gina Gallamore of Genoa, Lyle Cortino of Aurora, and Brad and Linda Brink of Sycamore.

Great-grandparents are Jim Gallamore of Genoa, Nancy Allen of Hampshire and Rich and Jo-Anne Cortino of Wheaton.


Bradley and Lisa Becker of Sycamore announce the birth of a son, Thomas Richard Becker, born Jan. 2, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was welcomed home by Lily, 2.

Grandparents are Richard and JoAnne Davidson of Shorewood and Ronald and Kathleen Becker of Peoria.

Great-grandparents are Allene Becker of Evansville, Francis Birk of Red Bud and John and Irene Davidson of Shorewood.


Tim Szewczyk and Jacquie Challand-Szewczyk of Trenton, Iowa, announce the birth of twin daughters, Madisyn Marie and Mayzie Violet Szewczyk, born Dec. 30, 2013, at Washington County Hospital, Washington, Iowa. Madisyn weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and Mayzie weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces. They were welcomed home by sister Emma Nicole, 6.

Grandparents are Rod and Marilyn Challand of Sycamore and Ken and Lynn Szewczyk of New London, Iowa.

Violet Challand of DeKalb, formally of Waterman, is a great-grandmother.

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