Births at Lakeland-Niles


Heather Vandygriff and Sean Gordon, of Niles, are the parents of a daughter, Hunter Gordon, born at 10:37 a.m. Feb. 12, 2016, at Lakeland-Niles.

Hunter weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. She was 20 inches long.

Heather has one brother, Nolan Duncan, 6 and one sister, Mylie Duncan, 3.

Maternal grandparnets are Toysa Bradley and James and Gloria Vandygriff, all of Niles.

Paternal grandparents are Robert and Traci Gordon, of Niles.

Maternal great-grandparents are Regina and John Linn, of Niles.

Paternal great-grandparents are Robert and Marily Gordon, of Niles and Diane Baker, of Bremen, Indiana.



Samantha and Kevin Vandenburg, of Dowagiac, are the parents of a girl, Addisyn Vandenburg, born at 9:55 p.m. Feb. 15, 2016, at Lakeland-Niles.

Addisyn weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces. She was 18 3/4 inches long.

Addisyn has two sisters: Jayden Vandenburg, 9, and Alexandria Edwards, 7; and one brother, Kaleb Vandenburg, 2.

Maternal grandparents are John and Tracy Lemon, of Dowagiac.

Paternal grandfather is Roy Vandenburg, of Dowagiac.

Paternal great-grandmother is Opal Vandenburg, of Dowagiac.



Stephanie and Nicholas Baker, of Dowagiac, are the parents of a girl, Shelby Baker, born at 3:11 a.m. Feb 22, 2016, at Lakeland-Niles.

Shelby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Shelby has one sister, Audrey, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Kelly and John Wright, of Dowagiac.

Paternal grandparents are Diane and Thomas Baker, of Dowagiac.



Katelyn Whiteoak and Jeffery Gantt, of Dowagiac, are the parents of a girl, Cora Juniper Gantt, born at 4:35 a.m. Feb. 22, 2016, at Lakeland-Niles.

She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Cora has one brother, Cash Carter Gantt, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Kevin Whiteoak, of Dowagiac and Anita Johnson, of Statesville, North Carolina.

Paternal grandparents are Mike and Jody Gantt, of Dowagiac.

Maternal great-grandmother is Corrine Monahon, of Statesville, North Carolina.

Paternal great-grandparents are Ron and Diane First, of Dowagiac.


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