Joseph Luce

Chris and Kara Luce of Lodi, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Joseph Edward, born Aug. 14 at Lodi Memorial Hospital.

He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long.

Grandparents are Ed and Phyllis Richert of Hillsboro and Jeff Luce and Violet Luce of Bremerton, Wash.

Great-grandparents are Herb and LaVerne Richert of Reedley, Calif., Rosella Patenaude of Wichita and Merle Sr. and Leona Story of Ock Harbor, Wash.

Leah Loewen

Duane and Kathy Loewen of rural Newton announce the birth of a daughter, Leah Faith, born Aug. 14.

She weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 22 inches long.

She joins three sisters and three brothers.

Grandparents are Rubena Wiebe of Hillsboro and Albert and Martha Loewen of North Newton

Lane Svoboda

Amber and Tom Svoboda of Herington announce the birth of a son, Lane Thomas, born Aug. 25 at Mercy Regional in Manhattan.

He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Grandparents are Patrick and Jandee Moore of Marion and Mary Svoboda of Dighton and John Svoboda of Lincolnville.

Great-grandparents are Carolyn Woerz of Marion and the late Warren Woerz and Royal and Mary Smith of Marion.

Jackson Edwards

Nate and Tia Edwards of Tucson, Ariz., announce the birth of a son, Jackson Robert, born Aug. 11 at Tucson Medical Center.

He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Grandparents are Steve and Linda Edwards of Emporia, Carol and Tenney Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Gene and Kathy Ewert of Neodesha.

Great-grandparents are Lillie Rohrbach of Langhorne, Penn., Don and Edna Coldsmith of Emporia, Doris Ewert of Marion and Harry and Vi Swank of Sebring, Fla.

Wyatt Overmiller

Justin and Rebecca Overmiller of Salina announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Burke, born May 5 at the Wesley Birth Care Center in Wichita.

He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

Paternal grandparents are Steve and Rhonda Overmiller of Smith Center. Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Mary Bitikofer of Canton and Ron and Judy Wenger of Salina.

Paternal great-grandparents are Verne and Carol Overmiller and Ray and Joyce Boyer, all of Smith Center. Maternal great-grandparents are Norman and Virginia Wenger of Moundridge, Leroy and Doris Bitikofer of Canton and the late James and Goldie Unruh.

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