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Alexandrea Danielle Hastings was born on Oct. 23, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Larry and Ann Hastings of Farmington. At birth Alexandrea weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.75 inches long. She has two siblings, Charlie and Austin. Grandparents are Wayne and Carol Fries of Cannon Falls.
Gracie Hope Scott was born on Oct. 25, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Joshua and Heather Scott of Hastings. At birth Gracie weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. She has two sisters, Avery and Haley. Grandparents are Garth and Terri Schmidt and Chuck Scott of Hastings
Paige Noel Ponthan was born on Oct. 23, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Lori Bauer and Dean Ponthan, Jr. of Vermillion. At birth Paige weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Leo and Joan Bauer of Hastings and Dean and Joyce Ponthan of Rosemount.
Emily Solheim Thungkaew and Phillip Lee Thomas of Minneapolis announce their engagement. Thungkaew graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. She is employed by Broadhead, an advertising agency in Minneapolis. She is the daughter of Sumol and Catherine Thungkaew of St. Paul. Thomas graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree and is attending the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is expected to graduate in 2016. He is the son of Martin and Shari Thomas of Hastings. Their wedding date is set for Dec. 21, 2013.
Ross and Tracy Kaupang announce the birth of twin boys. Eli Revere Kaupang was born on June 21, 2013 at 10:57 p.m. At birth he weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Brennen Adler Kaupang was born on June 22, 2013 at 12:10 a.m. At birth he weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. They have one brother, Noah. Grandparents are Harold and LaRae Kaupang of Hastings and Izzy and Ellen Mastel of Jamestown, N.D. Their great-grandmother is Lillian Lanmann of Hastings.
Abigail Lane Bachman was born on Oct. 10, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Brandie and Randall Bachman of Hastings. At birth Abigail weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. Grandparents are Douglas and Lorchelle Nelson of Litchfield and James and Linda Bachman of South St. Paul.
James Emerson Ritchie was born on Oct. 19, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Logan and Alex Ritchie of Cottage Grove. At birth James weighed 8 pounds, 12.6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Greg and Heidi Kays of Red Wing and Robert and Lisa Ritchie of Searcy, Ark. Great-grandparents are Emil and Linda Bettich of Red Wing, Glenn and Sylvia Kays of Benton, Ark., and Frances James of Searcy, Ark.
Harrison Robert Haltvick was born on October 3, 2013, at Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury to Nick and Vanessa Haltvick of Hastings. At birth, Harrison weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Grant and Barb Erler and Bob and Lynn Haltvick, all of West Concord.
Everyone’s immune system typically weakens with age, making it harder for us to fight infection and disease as we get older. As a result, adults aged 65 and older—even those who are healthy and active—are more vulnerable to influenza (commonly known as the “flu”).
by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org Barb Massman lives her faith. She is truly inspired as she reaches out to help. Her latest effort, a beautiful handmade quilt, will be delivered this week to a Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., in remembrance of the children and staff killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. The shock and sadness of the shooting impacted many lives last December, including Massman’s.