BINGHAM – Niles residents, James and Ann (James) Bingham, welcomed a baby boy, their first baby, born at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind., on March 23 at 8:35 p.m. Samuel Theodore weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

Paul and Katy Jame of Dorr, Mich., and Stacy and Gisele Bingham of Escanaba are Sam’s grandparents.

The baby’s great-grandparents are Jess and Ruth (Pat) Bingham of Nahma, Jeneane Thennes of Gladstone, Jessie James of Grandville, Mich., and Bernice Hanrahan of Grand Rapids.

ERICKSON – Gordon and Jennifer Erickson of Negaunee welcomed twin daughters, born at Marquette General Hospital on March 20. Ava Jane weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth, and was 19 inches long at birth. Her sister, Ella Sue, weighed in at 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 18 inches in length.

The babies join big brother, Caleb, at home.

Ava and Ella’s grandparents are Harry and Sue Erickson of Marquette, and John and Joyce Erickson of Iron Mountain.

Gene and Alice Jones of Escanaba, Margit Erickson of Escanaba, Glen and Ella Martin of Toledo, Ohio, and Betty Carlson of Warren, Pa., are the babies’ great-grandparents.

PEARSON – Escanaba residents Terry and Sarah Pearson announce the birth of their first child, a son, born on March 16 at 4:57 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital. Joel Robert weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

The mother is the former Sarah Wilson.

Joel’s grandparents are Terry and Jeanne Pearson and Tim and Cathy Wilson, all of Escanaba.

Great-grandparents are Jeanette LeCaptain of Escanaba, Tom and Donna Wilson of Gladstone, and Robert and Bea Grau of Toledo, Ohio.

CHOUINARD – Charles Andrew is the name chosen for the newborn son of Tim and Amanda (Swanson) Chouinard of Escanaba. Charles was born April 1 at 7:44 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 0.1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long when delivered at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

Brothers, Peter, 5, and Samuel, 1, along with sister, Abrielle, 3, all welcomed Charles into the family.

Dan and Melissa Swanson of Escanaba and Gary and Marcella Chouinard of Gladstone are the baby’s grandparents.

Delores Martin, Ken and Theresa Swanson and Berta Maki are Charles’ great-grandparents.

WOLFE – A baby girl, Ezri Jo, is the fourth child for Amos and Nicole Wolfe of Sycamore, Ohio. The infant, delivered at 2:02 p.m. on March 11, weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 22 inches long.

The mother is the former Nicole Romero.

Ezri’s grandparents are Mark and Wendy Feathers of Gladstone, Robin Romero of Gwinn, and Joan and Dale Wolfe of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Carol Boudreau of Gladstone is the baby’s great-grandmother.