A daughter, Payton James Lauer was born on February 22 at Gothenburg Health to Ryan and Katie Lauer from Gothenburg. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She has a sister named Everly. Grandparents are Tim and Tracy Lauer, and Rodger Sr. and Kathy Earll of Gothenburg, Jim and Ronda Fischer and Judy Fischer of Lincoln. Great-Grandparents are Roland and Norma Lauer of Gothenburg, Arlene Strong of Lincoln and Shirley Fischer of Humphrey.
A son, Oliver Luke Dea was born on February 8 at Gothenburg Health to Luke and Tiffani Dea from Gothenburg. He weighed 8 pounds, 4.5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dana and Sheilla Dea of Gothenburg, Dave and Tracie Gamblin of Gothenburg, and Kevin and Christine Kier of Grand Island.
A daughter, Scarlett Marlene Simants was born on February 15 at Gothenburg Health to Jeffrey and Jasmine Simants from Gothenburg. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Bill and Marlene Fleischer of Gothenburg, Dorothy Simants of Brady, Lyle Dredge of Neligh and Mary Drott of Stanton.
A son, Xander Charles Schwarz was born on January 8 at Gothenburg Health to Chase and Erica Schwarz from Gothenburg. He weighed 8 pounds, 12.5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Brian Schwarz of Denver, CO., Danette Lehmkuhler of Arnold, and Chad and Rhonda Sebade of Wayne. Great-Grandparents are Duane and Caro Lehmkuhler of Arnold.
“When I was younger, I had a really nice neighbor. His last name was Pigg. One of the naughtiest things I would do is prank call him and ask if he’d seen Porky,” shared my grandmother, Julie Gilg, as we laughed together. I wasn’t expecting my grandma to say something like that. She has always focused on teaching me manners. Nonetheless, I love the fact that she not only has been very loving, but also is very funny.
A daughter, Brynlee Marie-Ann Stryker was born on November 19 at Gothenburg Health to Desiray Stryker from Maxwell. She weighed 6 pounds, 3.5 ounces, and was 17 inches long. Grandparents are Jacque Smolik and Jerry Smolik of Maxwell. Great-grandparents are Rhonda Hansen and Dale Hansen, both o Gothenburg.