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Births

Jack and Taddie Darsey of Kenai announce the birth of their son, Grant David Darsey, at 10:52 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2013. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches. He joins sibling Owen Jack Darsey. His grandparents are Dave and Allison Darsey, and Rick O’Reagan and Georgia Soliz, all of Kenai.

Jeremy and Beatrice Sagoonick of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Kyree Glen Sagoonick, at 6:39 a.m. Aug. 10, 2013. She weighed 9 pounds, 6.6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches. She joins siblings Cora Ann and Jaxon David. Her grandparents are Palmer and Fena Sagoonick of Shaktoolik, and the late Glen Katongan and Lillian Katongan of Unalakleet.

Julianne Dickerson of Kenai has earned a master of science degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from tha graduate school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean’s list student or an award-receiving youth?

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