A girl, Olivia Mae, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 20 1/2 inches long, was born Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Fairview South in Eagan to Jesse and Anna Kuhlman of Eagan. Grandparents are Jerry and Pam Kuhlman, Hardwick, and Glenn and Wendy Gatzke, Eagan. Great-grandparents are Gloria Monger, Jasper, and Carol Kuhlman, Luverne.


A boy, Luka Steven, weighing 8 pounds, and 21 inches long, was born Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Kale and Hailee Wiertzema, Hills. He joins a brother Kai. Grandparents are Steve and Connie Wiertzema, Hills, Doug and Terri Petersen, Sioux Falls, and Ray and Janine Heitkamp, Adrian.



Open Houses

An open house bridal shower for Courtney Isakson, bride-to-be of Joel Van Batavia, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Steen Reformed Church Fellowship Hall.


A baby shower for Jessica Martens will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 20, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Guests are asked to give a children’s book instead

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