Births (Jan. 5)
Eli Daniel James Wang was born on Dec. 23, 2011, to Ashley Langer and Travis Wang of Bay City. Also welcomed by grandparents: Jim and Annette Langer of Ellsworth and Dan and Rita Wang of River Falls; Karen Bloodhart of River Falls, Waughnel Plahn of Spring Valley and Ray and Geri Nellessen of Barnes; and great-grandmother Gloria Plahn of Spring Valley.
Josiah Anthony Dravis was born on Dec. 28, 2011, to Lucia Meyer and Thomas Dravis of Prescott. Also welcomed by grandparents: Jayne Meyer, Joseph Meyer, Bill Dravis, and Angie Dopkins.
Kiera Dee Buckley was born on Dec. 29, 2011, to Michelle and Brandt Buckley of Menomonie. Also welcomed by grandparents: Rick and Darice Allram and Dan and Paula Buckley.
Luke Davis Vorwald was born on Dec. 22, 2011, weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces, 20 inches long, to Nicole and John Vorwald. Also welcomed by brother: Shawn; and grandparents: Dick and Ellen Freeberg, Minn., and Susan Vorwald.
Boden Benjamin Schott was born on Dec. 16, 2011 to Angie and Ben Schott of Winona, Minn. Also welcomed by grandparents: Tom and Maxine Sitz of River Falls and Bernie Sr. and Judy Schott of St. Charles, Minn.