Births at Lakeland Niles


Corey and Sara Disterheft, of Eau Claire, are the parents of a daughter, Alexis Rose Disterheft, born Dec. 29, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.

She weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces.

Her sister is Adalynne.

Grandparents are Bob and Patty Ausra, of Dowagiac, and Dale and Rhonda Disterheft, of Eau Claire.

Great grandfather is Robert Ausra, of Dowagiac.


Kaci and Jacob Osban, of Niles, are the parents of a son, Jaxton Osban, born 9:04 a.m. Dec. 26, 2017.

He weighed 8 pounds and 30 ounces and was 20 inches long.

His siblings are Jacob Osban, 4; Jayci Osban, 2 and Jazmyn, 2.


Emma Lenox and Brett Garber, of Elkhart, are the parents of a son, Leighton Garber, born 2:45 p.m. Dec. 27, 2017.

He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Brook Lenox and Renee Fisher, of Niles.

Paternal grandparents are Jim and Stephanie Garber, of Elkhart.


Ciara Lamb and James Helton III, of Elkhart, are the parents of a daughter, Lillian Michelle Helton, born 4:46 a.m. Jan. 1, 2018.

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

Her brother is Carter Houser, 5.

Maternal grandparents are Connie and James Lamb, of Union.

Paternal grandparent is Jennifer Rock, of Elkhart.

Maternal great-grandparents are Eileen and Raymond Houser, of Dowagiac.

Paternal great-grandparents are Bill and Nancy Wolf, of Elkhart, Indiana.


Dawn McKie, of Eau Claire, is the mother of son, Jaxson Ray McKie, born at 8:03 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018. He weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and was 17 ½ inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Phillip and Barbara McKie, of Eau Claire.


Theresa Sallee, of Niles, is the mother of a son, Corbin Sallee, born 2:34 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018.

He weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

His siblings are Samara Sallee, 11 and Troy Sallee, 9.

Maternal grandparents are Michelle Haff, of Edwardsburg, and Kenny Sallee, of Niles, and Larry Combs.

Maternal great-aunt and uncle are Penny and Jim Baker, of Niles.

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