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Births (Feb. 29, 2012)

Jaxon Joseph Baker was born Feb. 18, 2012, weighing nine pounds, 6.3 ounces, and 22 inches long. The son of Brooke Baker and Nicholas Baker of Prescott was welcomed by brother, Mason, and grandparents, Joe and Robyn Ptacek of Prescott, Bill Baker of Prescott and Ginny Baker of Hastings, Minn.

River Falls Area Hospital

Heather Anne Benitz was born Feb. 1, 2012, to Laura and Thomas Benitz of Maiden Rock. Also welcomed by grandparents, James and Pam Benitz of Plum City and James and Lanette Harsdorf of Beldenville.

Braxton Patrick O'Keefe was born on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, to Raine and Mitchell O'Keefe of River Falls. Also welcomed by siblings Kian and Ryker, and grandparents, Neil and Judy Anderson of River Falls, and Lloyd and Marlys O'Keefe of Beldenville.

Hudson Hospital

Easten James Sanford was born Feb. 6, 2012, weighing seven lbs., five oz., and 20 inches long, to Jana and Adam Sanford of Beldenville. Also welcomed by grandparents, Lee and Donna Ahlert of River Falls, Nalene Sanford of River Falls and Daniel Pietraszewski of Maplewood, Minn., great-grandparents, Reta Sanford of River Falls, Jon and Nancy Rone of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and LeRoy and Janet Ahlert of New Ulm, Minn.

Paige Kylie Stacken was born on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, weighing six lbs., seven oz., 19 inches long, to Tamara Strusz and Nicolas Stacken from River Falls. Also welcomed by sister, Destiny, brother, Kaleb, grandparents, Dennis and Amy Strusz of River Falls, John Stacken of Minnesota and John and Lou Chevalier of Prescott, and great-grandparents, Lois Gurney of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Teddy Stacken of New Richmond.

Wausau Hospital

Eleanor Maine Benes was born Feb. 6, 2012, to Philip and Chris Benes of Wausau. She was welcomed by grandparents, Mike and Kim Benes of Antigo, Sheryl and Joe Kolb and Chris and Craig Roeseler of Marshfield, and Jerry and Collette Szitta of Prescott.