Births: Oct. 9-Nov. 9, 2019

Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd

Kevin and Alexis Anderson, Lake Shore, a boy, Nolan Joel, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Oct. 9, 2019. Grandparents are Blair and Garnet Zaffke (the late Steven Fisher), Backus, and Larry and Kim Anderson, Lake Shore.

Shannon Ihrke and Jacob Young, Pine River, a girl, Aryana River Young, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Oct. 23, 2019. Grandparents are Jerry and Sarah Young, Hackensack, Todd and Doreen Sawyer, Backus, and Don and Donna Ihrke, Richmond.

Ryan and Deborah Schlueter, Pequot Lakes, a boy, William Ryan, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Oct. 24, 2019. Grandparents are Peggy and Larry Nelson, Grand Rapids, and Kathy and Stan Schlueter, Glencoe.

Bailey and Cody Larson, Breezy Point, a girl, Callie June, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, Oct. 26, 2019. Grandparents are Greg and Lori Larson, Pequot Lakes, and Lisa Carlson, Maple Grove.


Travis and Chelsey Best, Brainerd, a boy, Jaxon Arthur Robert, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Oct. 29, 2019. Grandparents are Tim and Barb Collette, Nisswa, and Mark and Missy Best, Nisswa.

Jacob and Alyssa Pegel, Brainerd, a girl, MaeCee Maria, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, Oct. 31, 2019. Grandparents are Michele Beckett, Baxter, Scott Beckett, Bagley, Gaylan and Marlene Pegel Jr., Merrifield, Jodi Beach, Brainerd, and Linda Gulbranson, Bagley.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Brittnee and Trevor Jares, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Jonathan Alfred Frank, 9 pounds, 3 ounces, Nov. 3, 2019.

Nicole Delahunt and Scott Deegan, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Jackson Everett, 7 pounds, 2.5 ounces, Nov. 6, 2019.

Jessica and Jeremy Rooney, Breezy Point, a boy, William Dean, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Nov. 9, 2019.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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