Travis and Kylie (Kruse) Kelchen, of New Vienna, are announcing the birth of their twin daughters, Stella Rose and Tayah Catherine, born Aug. 8 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Stella was 4 pounds and 5.5 ounces and Tayah was 4 pounds and 4 ounces.

Grandparents are Chris and Pam Kruse, of Earlville and Bryan and Shelley Kelchen, of Dyersville. Great-grandparents are Leroy and Roselyn Kelchen, of Dyersville and Gary and Beverly Bahls, of Guttenberg.

Tim and Kelly Schieltz, of Tiffin, announce the birth of their son, Theodore James, Sept. 8 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City at 12:15 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

He is joined by a brother Nic and a sister Natalie.

Grandparents are Jim and Sharon Schieltz, of Luxemburg and Steve and Chris Kierath, of St. Peters, Mo. Great-grandparents are Kay Link, of Dyersville, Grace Schieltz, of Luxemburg, Theresa Kierath, of St. Charles, Mo. and Gerry Varner, of St. Louis, Mo.