Birth announcements

Dawson James Cover

Mariah and Austin Cover of Franklin Grove are the parents of a son born at 1 p.m. July 1, 2020, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Dawson James Cover weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

He is welcomed by Bear, 1, Raydo, 6, and Bubby, 11.

Maternal grandparents are Jackie Stewart of Sublette and Donald Davis of Ashton.

Paternal grandparents are Dan and Jamie Cover of Eldena.

Madelyn Kay Crownhart

Janet and Mark Crownhart of Amboy are the parents of a daughter born at 8:58 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Madelyn Kay Crownhart weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

She is welcomed by Eli, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Ron and Karen Nehring of Morrison.

Paternal grandparents are Tom and Monica Balfer of Amboy.

Zaylee Mae Ellis

Arielle Johnston and Charles Ellis of Franklin Grove are the parents of a daughter born at 6:48 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Zaylee Mae Ellis weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 inches long.

Indie Ellen Mae Thomas

Courtney and Tyler Thomas of Morrison are the parents of a daughter born at 4:10 p.m. Dec. 11, 2020, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Indie Ellen Mae Thomas weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.

She is welcomed by Grant, 3, and Nolan, 6.

Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Chuck Friant of Dixon.

Paternal grandparents are Renee Lederer of Dixon and the late James Thomas and Burt Lederer.

Maternal great-grandparents are JoAnne and Stephen Harms of Chenoa.

Paternal great-grandfather is Roy Cardott of Rochelle.

Drayden Michael VanGorden

Jaice Flusch of Sycamore and Austin Van Gorden of Amboy are the parents of a son born at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2020, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Drayden Michael VanGorden weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

He is welcomed by Lillian, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Patricia Conner of Sycamore and Dennis Flusch of Amboy.

Paternal grandparents are Tammy VanGorden of Pennsylvania and Ernie Fuller of Amboy.

Oliver Michael Bontz

Rebecca and Kevin Bontz of Amboy are the parents of a son born at 12:52 a.m. Dec. 15, 2020.

Oliver Michael Bontz weighed 9 pounds and was 22 inches long.

He is welcomed by Walt Bontz, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Brenda and Michael Vaessen of Sublette.

Paternal grandparents are Jim Bontz of Dixon and Liz Bontz of Amboy.

Maternal great-grandparents are Floyd and Theresa Wilson and Louie and Carol Vaessen, all of Sublette.

Paternal great-grandparents are Clarence and Joyce Morrissey of Amboy and Charlotte Dierdorff of Dixon.

Maveric Michael Jordan

Stefanie and Eric Jordan of Dixon are the parents of a son born at 12:51 p.m. Dec. 20, 2020.

Maveric Michael Jordan weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Betty Rex and Mike Rex, both of Eldena.

Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth Jordan of St. Charles and Rick Jordan of Itasca.

Maternal great-grandmothers are Loretta Hoyle and Dorthy Rex, both of Eldena.

Paternal great-grandparents are Dan Bohlmeyer and Alix Bohlmeyer, both of Suttons Bay, Michigan.