Shane and Lisa Bell, of Farley, are announcing the birth of their son, Dawson William, born March 27 at 5:57 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Dawson weighed 9 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Dawson joins a sister Ava, 2 years old.

Grandparents are Bill and Jill Bell, of Farley, and Vernon and Sheila Boge, of Dyersville. Great-grandmother is Nancy Koopmann, of Farley.

Matt and Hailey (Bretz) Kronlage, of Des Moines, announce the birth of their daughter, Ridley Mae, born April 29 at 5:29 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 ¼ inches long.

Ridley is the couple’s first child.

Grandparents are Dave and Sherry (Prier) Kronlage, of Dyersville and Dave and Katie (Collins) Bretz, of Estes Park, Colo. Great-grandparents are Gerry and Marilyn (Deutmeyer) Prier and Art and the late Betty (Schuster) Kronlage, all of Dyersville.

Kevin and Lori Pitz, of New Vienna, announce the birth of their son Parker Andrew, born at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque June 5 at 5:20 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 11 oz and was 20 in long.

Parker joins his eight-year-old sister Miya and 4-year-old brother Gordon at home.

Grandparents are Gary and Elaine Pitz, of Peosta and Kay Risser, of Worthington.