Births

Kylee Ann Tweedy

Kylee Ann Tweedy
Amber M. Lorenzo and Brian Tweedy-Pederson welcome Kylee Ann Tweedy, a girl, to their family. Kylee was born June 9 at 8:36 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds 12.2 ounces. and was 20 inches.

Kylee joins grandparents Janice Lorenzo, Ronald “Ron” Lorenzo, Patricia “Trish” England and Kyle Tweedy.

Harmony Rose
Holly Ramey-Smidt of Nikiski announces the birth of her great granddaughter, Harmony Rose.

Harmony makes five generations of women on one side of the family. Great, great grandmother Joy Nicholes of Portland, Ore.; great grandmother Holly Ramey-Smidt of Nikiski; grandmother Danyale McCall, of Happy Valley and mother Lynzee Ledford of Brookings, Ore. Harmony was born on May 1 and weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

Shane Lee Franke
Michelle and Kristofer Franke, of Soldotna, announce the birth of their son, Shane Lee Franke, born Aug. 1 at 12:51 p.m. Shane weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces and joins sisters Serenity, Temperance and Patience.

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