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Eden Averie Gerber

Gerber

Melissa Cooper and Ben Gerber are the new parents of a daughter, Eden Averie Gerber, born at 9:40 a.m. May 27, 2019.

Eden weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Mary Cooper.

Paternal grandparents are Lisa and Michael Chapman.

Calley-Ford

Samantha Calley and Tyler Ford are the parents of a daughter, Evelyn Ford, born at 4:20 a.m. June 7, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Evelyn was 6 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long.

She has one brother, Caiden Ford, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Patty and Brad Hickerson, of Niles.

Paternal grandparents are Darin Ford, of Dowagiac, and Jodi Ferenczi, of Niles.

Maternal great-grandfather is Tom Lehrer, of Niles.

Paternal great-grandparents are Delphine Ford and Carol and Louie Horvath, all of Niles.

Reid

Jordan and Brand Reid, of Galien, are the parents of a daughter, Chyvette Hazel-Jean Reid, born at 8:07 a.m. June 3, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Chyvette weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

She has one brother, Bransyn Carol Louis Reid, 4.

Maternal grandmother is Brandy Grenert, of Galien.

Paternal grandfather is Harold H. Reid Sr., of Buchanan.

Maternal great-grandparents are Normal and Darrell Pitts, of Hamlet, Indiana.

McKay

Primitiva and James McKay are the parents of a son, Maddon McKay, born at 1:47 p.m. June 2, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Maddon weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

He has four siblings: Jacob McKay, 18, Brianna McKay, 9, Lillian McKay, 1, and Christopher Ottinger, 10.

Maternal grandparents are Sam (Dawn) Rodriguez and Debbie (Gus) Jernigan, of Niles.

Paternal grandmother is Cathy Smith, of Buchanan.

Collins-Turner

Amber Collins and Autris Turner, of Cassopolis, are the parents of a daughter, Autriana Turner, born at 8:59 a.m. May 29, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Autriana weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.

She has five brothers: Bryce Collins, 13, Braydin Collins, 12, Jerome Williams Jr., 9, Jamarion Williams, 8, and Jamarius Williams, 6.

Maternal grandmother is Valerie Collins, of Cassopolis.

Paternal grandmother is Sharmaine Joseph, of Dowagiac.

Maternal great-grandmother is Pamala Riege, of Cassopolis.

Eblin-Ortegel

Alyssa Eblin and Kyle Ortegel, of Edwardsburg, are the parents of a son, Kolton Ortegel, born at 2:09 p.m. May 27, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Kolton weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

He has one brother, Kamryn Ortegel, 11 months.

Maternal grandmother is Missy Eblin.

Paternal grandfather is Kevein Ortegel, of Dowagiac.

Maternal grandparents are Kay and Dave Gray.

Paternal great-grandfather is Dale Morford, of Dowagiac.

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