News & Notes 12/19/08

New Grandson for Merle and Connie: Connie called Jacquie Wednesday morning that she and Merle were on their way to Grand Island because Shane’s wife, Pam, was in labor. The baby wasn’t due until mid-January.

Another phone call from Connie on Thursday let us know that Gage Hunter Griess had arrived about 1 pm CT Wed. afternoon weighing 6 lbs and measuring 19 inches long. Mom and baby are doing fine; Dad Shane is improving from the stress.

Connie and Merle will be venturing on to stay at Jaci’s when the weather permits and will be staying there to visit until probably Jan. 4th before returning home to Champion.