Randall and Nicole Vos of New Sharon are the proud parents of a baby boy, Gerrit James, born March 7, 2011, at Pella Regional Health Center. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Sister Greta, 22 months, welcomed him home. Grandparents are Bob and Deb Bruxvoort of New Sharon and Ronald and Nancy Vos of Ireton. Maternal great-grandparents are Henry J. and Gertrude Vande Voort of Pella and Jerry and Shirley Bruxvoort of Oskaloosa. Paternal great-grandparents are Alvin and Freda Goemaat of Pella and the late Ben and Matilda Vos.
Jason and Kelly Rauch of Oskaloosa are the parents of a baby girl, Klara Belle. Born at Pella Regional on April 20, 2011, Klara weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Craig and Karen Hudson, Jim and Kim Koellner, Darin and Sue Rauch. Great-grandparents are Kenneth and Esther Van Gent, Donald and Donna Hudson, Zelda and Lavonne Rauch, Carolyn Welch, Larry and Linda Welch. Great-great-grandmother is Loretta Hyde.