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Birth Announcements

Published 9:30am Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dominic and Jennifer Hayes, of Albert Lea, announce the birth of a son, Damion Donald Hayes, on Nov. 26, 2011, at 6:09 a.m. in Albert Lea. Damion weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Dick and Dee Osmundson, of Albert Lea, and Mike and Deb Hayes, of Alden. Great-grandparents are Donald and Elaine Hansen, of Alden.


Elisha Knudtson and Danny Shaw announce the birth of a son, Conner Allen Shaw, on Dec. 10, 2011, in Albert Lea. Conner weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches long. He joins a brother, Jackson.

Grandparents are Jennifer Knudtson, of Albert Lea, and Dan and Debbie Shaw, of Hartland. Great-grandparents are Nancee Andresen, of Albert Lea, and Larry Knudtson, of Geneva.


Jason and Jennifer Gilderhus, of Albert Lea, announce the birth of a son, Markus Matthew Gilderhus, on Nov. 25, 2011, in Albert Lea. Markus weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. He joins siblings, Tye, Alyssa and Isabella.

Grandparents are Carol Gilderhus, of Albert Lea, and Roger and Candy Trappe, of Albert Lea. Great-grandparents are Dwyne and Evelyn Degn, of Albert Lea.


Jaime Beckman and Chris Wessels announce the birth of a daughter, Gemma Lee Beckman, on Dec. 1, 2011, at Hudson Hospital and Clinics, Hudson, Wis. Gemma weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. She joins siblings: Connor McElrath, 9, and Tyler Blahowski, 8.

Grandparents are Lisa Beckman, of Burnsville, and Beverly and Roger Wessels, of Albert Lea. Great-grandparents are Evelyn Oshaughnessy, of Lindstrom.


Jane and Phil Jordan, of Castle Rock, Colo., announce the birth of a son, Drew Larson Jordan, on Aug. 29, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver.

Drew weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. He joins a brother, Noah.

Grandparents are Dave and Sally Skrlin, of Albert Lea, and Bruce and Lynn Jordan, of Austin. Great-grandparents are Bob and Bernice Moreau, of Albert Lea, Dick and Betty Johnson, of Brainerd, and Theresa Cowdin, of Janesville.