Community news and notes


Miles and Lynzie Jorgensen of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Teagan Teal Jorgensen, at 2:53 a.m. Aug. 13, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20.25 inches. She joins sibling Blakeley Jorgensen. Her grandparents are Larry and Karen Ellis of Kenai, and Gale and Rebecca Jorgensen of Kenai.


Michael and Jessica Gum of Anchorage announce the birth of their son, Aiden Michael Gum, at 7:50 a.m. on June 25, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches. He joins sibling John David Gum. His grandparents are Wayne and Diane Buchanan of Soldotna and Donna Gum of Anchorage.

James David and Nicole Marie Hall of Nikiski announce the birth of their son, Hudson David Hall, at 2:06 a.m. on July 7, 2013. His grandparents are Mary and Smokey Lefebvre, and Tina and David Hall.

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