Ryan and Amanda (Hoge) Lassley of Lincoln, Neb., would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Amsly Aurora Lassley, born Oct. 27, 2011, weighing 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by a big sister, Avary. Grandparents are Harold and Rosanna Hoge of Firth, Randy and Kerry Miller of Atlanta, Ga., Dan and Terri Lassley of Olive Branch, Miss. Great-grandparents are Bill and Marilyn Bennett, Merle and Delores Lassley, all of Lincoln, and Frances Aasen of Fairbury. Great-great-grandmother is Ludwina Wittman of Topeka, Kan.
Derrick and Megan (Wolfe) Haake of Daykin, Neb., would like to announce the birth of their son, Bryant Scott Haake, born Oct. 31, 2011 at BryanLGH East Medical Center in Lincoln, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces. He was welcomed home by a brother, Maddox. Grandparents are Scott and Joy Wolfe and Mike and Chris Haake, all of Daykin. Great-grandparents are Iona Bartels of Tobias, Ken and Linda Wolfe of Alexandria, Lila Pribyl of Dorchester, Vern and Norma Haake of Daykin.
Jeremy and Michelle Melander of Frisco, Texas are parents of a baby girl, Lillian Hannah Melander, born Oct. 13, 2011, weighing 7 pounds. She was welcomed home by a sister, KaraLyne Kay, 4. Grandparents are Timothy M. and Karla (Melcher) Melander.
Jay and Raven (Kaup) Gerths of Morrowville, Kan., are parents of a son, River Patrick Gerths, born Oct. 24, 2011 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury, weighing 9 pounds and 5 ounces. He was welcomed home by brothers, Brock, Connor and Gavin. Grandparents are Scott and Paula Swenson of Oakland, Neb., Jane and Dean Gerths and Tom Kaup, all of West Point. Great-grandparents are Patricia Kaup, Rita Ellinghausen, both of West Point, Lambert and Helen Svitak of Norfolk and Jim and Evelyn Swenson of Oakland.
Jim and Brandee (Hahn) Goosman of Fairbury, Neb., would like to annouce the birth of their daughter, Ella Claire Goosman, born Oct. 21, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces. She was welcomed home by a big brother, Trace, age 2½. Grandparents are Scott and Cindy Hahn, Bob Goosman, all of Fairbury. Great-grandparents are Elaine Hahn of Fairbury and Dale and Marlys Grummert of Jansen. Cards may be sent to 57130 721st Rd., Fairbury, NE 68352.
Alissa and Sara Lytle of Fairbury, Neb., would like to announce the birth of their baby brother, Matthew Dean Lytle, born Oct. 18, 2011, weighing 8 pounds. His parents are Todd and DeAnna Lytle of Fairbury. Grandparents are Eddie and Linda Lytle of Fairbury, Jesse and Diane Wilson of Ola, Idaho.
Kelly and Charlotte Jurgena of Western Grove, Ark., would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kiley Ann Jurgena to Douglas Melton, son of Doug and Jan Melton of Couch, Mo.
Grandparents of the bride are Jean Compton and Harvey and Sharon Jurgena, and she is the great-granddaughter of Grace Buchli, all of Fairbury.
The couple will recite their wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Rock Haven Bible Camp in Hasty, Ark.
Joely Adele Weers celebrated her fifth birthday with a Hello Kitty party with her family and friends at her home near Diller on Aug. 28.
A dinner was served followed by opening of gifts. A Hello Kitty cake with ice cream was served.
Attending the party were her parents, Brian and Kendra K. Weers and sister, Brianna Weers of Diller; grandparents, Robert and Angie Weers of Diller and Bill Cummins of Fairbury; great-uncle and aunt Larry and Hazel Cummins of Humboldt; uncle and aunt Darin and Kendra Weers and cousins Neleigh, Esdon and Myleigh Weers, all of Diller; and Judy DeBoer of Diller.
On her birthday, Aug. 30, she celebrated with classmates at Studio 3 Dance with cupcakes and then a special dinner with her parents and sister. Then, on Sept. 7, she celebrated her birthday with classmates at Preschool Learning Center with games and a Hello Kitty piñata. Cupcakes and punch were then served.