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Joesph Alan Carter

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Jared and Chelsea Carter of Mt. Erie are excited to announce the birth of their son Joesph Alan. He blessed them with his presence on January 20, 2014 at St . Mary’s hospital of Evansville, IN. He came into the world weighing 7 lbs 11 oz and was 20″ long.

Proud maternal grandma Suzanne Kearnes.  Great grandparents Dennis & Ruth Cropper all of albion and Bill & Esta Erdman of Mt.Carmel.
Proud paternal grandparents Marvin & Glenna Carter. Great grandparents Edward & Dolores Nettleton.
He is also welcomed home by plenty of aunts, uncles and cousins that will enjoy spoiling him

Emersyn Rae McVaigh

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Lance and Tiffany McVaigh of West Salem are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Emersyn Rae McVaigh.

She came into this world at 5:40 pm on January 22, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital. Emersyn weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Proud grandparents are Jerry and Sheryl McVaigh of West Salem and Greg and Holly Mann of Albion.

Paternal great grandparents are Anita Clodfelter and the late Eldon Clodfelter and the late Gerald and Anna Lou McVaigh.

Maternal great grandparents are Nina Mann and the late Ray Mann and the late Elmo and Ruby Root.

Emersyn is also welcomed home by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Eden Mae Thornburg

Eden Mae Thornburg
Troy and Kathy Thornburg are parents of their second child, a daughter, Eden Mae Thornburg, born November 30, 2013 at Miami Valley hospital in Dayton, Ohio at 2:11 a.m.  Eden weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 ¼ inches long.  Grandparents are Kevin and Aline Berger of Albion, and Michael and Denise Thornburg of Lynn, Indiana.  Great-grandparents are Jack and Joyce Snidle and Fred Berger of Albion, and Bob and Sandy Thornburg of Lynn, Indiana and Ted and Shirley Washler of Greenville, Ohio.  Eden is also welcomed by big brother, Milo.

Kami Kay Fewkes

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Pretty in pink and oh so sweet – from the top of her head to her tiny cute feet! 
Jordan and Tara Fewkes of Albion are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Kami Kay, born on January 21, 2014. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, IN. Kami tipped the scales at 7lbs 4 oz and measured 20 ½ inches.
Proud grandparents are Brad and Tami Nale & Junior and Kim Fewkes, all of Albion.  Maternal grandparents are Sue and Kent Nale of Albion, IL and Gill and the late Kay Medler of West Salem, IL.  Paternal grandparents are Ruth and the late Harold Fewkes of Albion, IL and the late Dora and Allen Fleming of Albion.   Kami is welcomed home by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Peyton Marie Lee

Derek and Jenny Lee of Barnhill are parents of a baby girl, Peyton Marie, born December 4, 2013 at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana at 3:13 a.m. Peyton tipped the scales at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20-1/2 inches. She is their first child. Grandparents are Max Dee and Ruby Green of Fairfield, and Glen and Tammy Lee of Barnhill. Great-grandparents are Larry and Sandra Williams of Fairfield, Frank and Sally Lee of Barnhill, and Max and Ann Green of Fairfield. Great-great-grandma is Maxine Williams of Johnston City.

MacKenzie Lynn Billington

Jeff and Tara Billington of Geff, IL are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, MacKenzie Lynn Billington. MacKenzie was born November 12, 2013 at 4:54pm at The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, IN. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are David and Gale Buchanan of Fairfield, IL. Maternal great-grandparents are Clarence and Maxine Buchanan and Bernie Weaver of Cisne, IL. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Jean Billington of Fairfield, IL. Paternal great-grandmother is Eileen Williams of Geff, IL. MacKenzie is welcomed home by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Harper Sue and Hudson Grace Holman



Nathan and Stacey Holman of Nashville, TN are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Harper Sue and Hudson Grace.  Harper and Hudson were born on October 21, 2013 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville .  Harper was born at 3:20 pm and weighed 2 lbs 12 ounces.  Hudson soon followed at 3:21 pm weighing 3 lbs 1 oz.  Both girls were 15 inches long.  After spending nearly eight weeks in the NICU, they are both home and doing great.

Proud Grandparents are Joe and Pam Holman of Fairfield and Carl and Karen Huffman of Thompson Station, TN.  Paternal Great Grandparents are Arvis and Wilma Aman of Fairfield and Harold and Glenda Holman of Newburgh, Indiana.  Maternal Great Grandparents are Daniel Huffman of Mt. Clemens, Michigan and Marge Stade of Yale, Michigan.

Rosen Etta Bell


Joshua and Kayla Bell of Albion, Illinois are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Rosen Etta Bell on November 5th, 2013 at 5:14pm at The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.  Rosen weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Rosen’s maternal grandparents are Randy and Belinda Funkhouser, great grandparents are the late Bill and Rosetta Risinger and the late Woodrow and Gertrude Funkhouser, all from Grayville, Illinois.

Rosen’s paternal grandparents are Kenny and Mary Bell of Grayville, Illinois, great grandparents are the late Veston and Naomi Foster of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Frank and the late Etta Viola Hungate of Grayville, Illinois and the late Kenneth Bell Sr. of Orlando, Florida.


Cody Alan Weedon


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From God’s Loving Arms to Ours, Ben and Alexandria (Peach) Weedon, of Fairfield proudly announce the birth of their first child, a son, Cody Alan Weedon. He arrived on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1:06 a.m. at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Cody Alan weighed in at 8lb. 10oz. and is 20 1/2 inches long.

 This new little family is proudly welcomed home by Paternal Grandparents, Rod (Lisa) Weedon, of Fairfield and Kara (David) Taylor, of Cisne. Maternal Grandparents, Billy (Sam) Peach, of Carmi and Sheila (Bill) Colbert, of Albion.


Paternal Great- Grandparents are Roy and Barb Weedon, of Fairfield and the late Donald Greenwood and Mary Greenwood, of Cisne. Ernie Hensley and Pat Hensley, of Grayville and Jim and Rita Taylor, of Rinard, IL. Maternal Great-Grandparents are Bill (Rose) Peach of Mt. Carmel, Brenda Schmidt (Art Short), of Mt. Carmel and Wes and Sandra Mick, of Carmi. Lindell and Peggy Hering, of Mt. Carmel, Jerry (Kathy) Wood of Evansville and the late Dale Colbert and Sue Colbert, of Albion.

Henry James Walker


Charles and Beth Walker of Herrin, IL are proud to announce the birth of their son, Henry James Walker.  Henry was born on October 24, 2013 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale weighing 8 pounds 2.8 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.  He is welcomed home by proud big sister Grace, age 2.

Paternal grandparents are John and Connie Walker of Fairfield, IL.  Maternal grandparents are Phillip and Carol Hartke of Teutopolis, IL.

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