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Birth Announcements

Published 9:45am Saturday, October 1, 2011

Heather and Awaz (Franck) Johnson, of Albert Lea, announce the birth of a daughter, Alivia Faith Emissa Johnson, on Sept. 19, 2011, in Albert Lea. Alivia weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. She joins a sibling, Lily.

Grandparents are Sue and Brian Kaasa, Steve Butler, all of Albert Lea, Mierelle Gouthon and Theodore Akuéte Johnson, all of Lomé, Togo. Great-grandparents are Faith Kirsch, of Albert Lea, and Earl Butler, of Rapid City, S.D.

Joe and Brittany Braund, of Albert Lea, announce the birth of a son, Emerson James Braund, on Sept. 3, 2011, in Rochester. Emerson weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. He joins a sibling, Jada.

Grandparents are John and Jodi Attig, of Glenville, Eric and Michele Schaefer of Northwood, Iowa, Tammy Ashton and Ben Dolsen, of Alden, and the late Vern Braund. Great-grandparents are Judy Olson, of Northwood, Iowa, Colette Schaefer, of McIntire, Iowa, Richard and Helen Schmidt, of Osage, Iowa, Harry and Louise Attig, of Glenville, Bonnie Braund, of Walters, Darlene Ashton, of Lawten, Okla., and Lola Mills, of St. Paul.

Anna Keesling and Alex Mitchell announce the birth of a son, Zayne Jaxon Mitchell, on Sept. 17, 2011, in Albert Lea. Zayne weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. He joins a sibling, Cameron Mitchell.

Grandparents are Brenda and Ken Keesling, Randy Mitchell and Sandra Almquist. Great-grandparents are Ken Keesling Sr., John Haines, Mitton Olson and the late Betty Keesling and Jo Ann Haines.

Matt and Kristin Larson, of Albert Lea, announce the birth of a son, Adler Neil Larson, on Aug. 22, 2011, in Albert Lea. Adler weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He joins siblings, Ryley, 10, and Brekyn, 3.

Grandparents are Gary and Gail Robinson, Steve and Judy Renchin, Keith and Doreen Poulson and Steve Larson. Great-grandparents are Patricia Roge and David and Bev Pontow.