CLARA L. LOFTHOUSE
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lofthouse (Amy Becket) of Rochelle are parents of their first child, Clara Lorraine, born Oct. 31, 2012, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Lorraine Becket of Mendota. Paternal grandparents are Thom and Judy Lofthouse of Loves Park. Paternal great-grandparents are Max and Patricia Andrae of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
BRADLEY P. BETZ
Adam Betz and Emily Erickson-Betz of Compton are parents of Bradley Patrick, born Nov. 5, 2012, in DeKalb. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was welcomed home by a sister, Brianna, 1. Maternal grandparents are the Rev. Gary and Pat Erickson of DeKalb. Paternal grandparent is Paul Betz of Compton. Maternal great-grandparents are Joan Kelly, and Dean and Kay Erickson of Madison, Wis. Paternal great-grandparent is Virginia Piller of Mendota.