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Birth announcements

Estella Ariana Haas

Tara Brown and Hunter Haas of Morris are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Estella Ariana Haas.

Estella was born Saturday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Morris Hospital. She was 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Cynthia Brown of Coal City and Allen Brown of Morris.

Paternal grandparents are Tracy Jackman of Port Charlotte, Fla., and James Haas of Altamont, Ill.

Selma “Jeanie” Schou of Morris is the maternal great-grandmother.

Paislee Elizabeth Hoffman

OTTAWA, Ill. — Ben Hoffman and Jennifer Manning of Ottawa, Ill., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Paislee Elizabeth Hoffman.

Paislee was born Thursday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long.

Paislee was welcomed home by big brother, Derek, 5, and Libee, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Sue Manning and Craig Teske of Marseilles and the late Steve Manning of Ottawa.

Darlene Vargo of Ottawa and Mary Belle Malley of Beecher.

Maverick Paul McKerrow

Adrianne and Jeremy McKerrow of Morris are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maverick Paul McKerrow.

Maverick was born Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Morris Hospital. He was 10 pounds, 1 ounce and 20-1/2 inches long.

Maverick was welcomed home by Drayden McKerrow, 10, and Alexxis McKerrow, 8.

Merilee Diller of Hilliard, Ohio, and Melvin and Carol Leschewski of Morris are the maternal grandparents. Gerry Brown of Morris and Melvin Leschewski of Morris are the maternal great-grandparents.

Paternal grandparents are Kevin McKerrow of Toledo, Ohio, and the late Stephanie Jackson. Steve Davis of Casey, Ill., is the paternal great-grandfather.

Cody Eliot Olson

Chase and Karen Olson are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cody Eliot Olson.

Cody was born Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Morris Hospital. He was 6 pounds, 11 ounces and 19-1/4 inches long.

Mark and Diane Washburn of Morris and Tim Airney of Channahon are the maternal grandparents.

Greg and Karen Olson of Verona are the paternal grandparents.

Betty Olson of Morris is the paternal great-grandmother.

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone else in the community are encouraged to share the news of their family’s new arrival. To submit a birth announcement, visit or email them to For more information, call (815) 942-3221, ext. 2057.

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