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Future Falcons

Dan and Kim Vande Yacht 1991; 1996
welcomed Kaitlin Marie Vande Yacht, born April 27, 2008, at 8:18 p.m. She joins her 12-year-old sister Jessica and two-and-one-half-year-old brother Jack.

Scott and Michele (Hafele) Bowe 1992; 1999
welcomed a son, Benjamin Robert, on Feb. 15, 2008. Ben joins big sister, Bridget Ann, 3. The Bowes live in Cornell, Wis.

Kelly (McCarron) Sisk 1994
and husband, Steven, welcomed the birth of their second son, Thomas, on Feb. 20, 2008.

Cassie (Goeltz) Pakkala 1995
and husband, Craig, welcomed their second child (another daughter), Cami Joy, on Dec. 19, 2007. Both Cassie and Craig are field training officers with the Green Bay Police Dept. in Green Bay, Wis.

Jon and Leanne (Torgesen) Fuith 1996; 1997
welcomed a daughter, Maren Elizabeth, on Dec. 10, 2007. Jon is a production director for Clear Channel Communications and Leanne is entering her final year of law school. They reside in Lakeville, Minn.

Ryan and Lisa (Flipp) Collins 1998, 2001; 2002
welcomed their first child, Alexis Noel Collins, on Nov. 24, 2007, in Stillwater, Minn. Ryan teaches sixth grade social studies and Lisa works part-time in pediatrics.

Chris and Stephanie (Peterson) Graunke 1998; 1997
welcomed daughter, Hailey Elain, on March 14, 2008, who joins brother, Tyler, 4, and sister, Hannah, 3.

Sarah (Abrahamzon) Vandertie 1998
and husband, Curt, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Landon Julian, on May 5, 2008.

Suzanne (Gauvin) Abarca 1999
and husband, Tom, welcomed a son, Antonio Gilbert Abarca, on Dec. 12, 2007. He joins a sister, Gabriella Danielle, 2. Suzanne is a chief petty officer in the US Navy, stationed at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Cal., and Tom is a police officer with the city of Santa Cruz. They currently live in Hollister, Calif.

Terri JS (Molitor) Deuel 1999
welcomed a son, Simon Gregory Fiser, on April 17, 2008. His grandparents live in Medford, Wis., Ypsilanti, Mich., and Saline, Mich.

Amanda (Kratchmer) Salmon 1999
and husband, Shawn, 2000, welcomed daughter, Brenna Grace, on Dec. 26, 2007. She joins two-year-old brother, Braden.

Scott and Joshlyn (Jerman) Schlichter 1999; 2000
welcomed a son, Tait Theo, on March 12, 2008. The couple currently resides in Austin, Minn., where Joshlyn teaches special education and Scott works in quality assurance at the Hormel Corporate Office.

Josh and Erika (Zielinski) Goldsmith 2000
welcomed a baby daughter, Harper Blake Goldsmith, on Dec. 19, 2007.

Paul King 2000
his wife, Kristine, and their daughter, Elise, are happy to welcome Gavin Russel King to their family on April 4, 2008. They currently reside in Luck, Wis.

Mandi (Watkins) Soderlund 2000
and husband, Michael, welcomed daughter, Emilia Mae Soderlund, on Oct. 7, 2008.

Kelly (Manthei) Browning 2001
and husband welcomed daughter, Taylor Marie, on May 13, 2008.

John Giemza 2001
and wife, Stacey, welcomed the birth of a son, Carter John, on April 4, 2008.

LuAnn (Smith) Herzog 2001
and husband, Matt, welcomed twins, Elle Ann and Logan Timothy, born on March 30, 2008.

Ena (Sage) Rasmussen 2001
and husband, Eric, welcomed a son, Braedan Cole, on Feb. 5, 2008. Braedan joins brothers Tristan, 5, and Dylan, 3. Ena teaches life science in Rogers, Minn., and is pursuing a master’s in school counseling.

Melissa (Schemenauer) Schleppenbach 2001
and husband, Ty, welcomed a daughter, Madeline Marie, on Feb. 6, 2008. She joins big brother two-year-old Max.

Ryan and Anne (Kane) Seaton 2001; 2000
welcomed a baby girl, Hadley Shirley, on May 6, 2008. Hadley joins her brother, Brody, 4. They live in Hugo, Minn.

Tyler and Anna White 2001
welcomed son, Luke Thomas White, June 12, 2008.

Nick and Lisa (Yoch) Anderson 2002; 2003
welcomed Caden Anderson on Sept. 16, 2008.

Maria (Pagenkopf) Meyer 2002
and husband, John, welcomed daughter, Alexis, born March 12.

Heidi (Sieg) Middendorp 2002
moved to eastern Iowa in February 2008 and welcomed a daughter, Abigail Jean, on June 24, 2008.

Alicia (Sinnett) Schneider 2002
and husband, Travis, welcomed a baby boy, Bennett Jon, on May 22, 2008.

Jeff and Nicole (Schoepke) Starck 2002; 2001
welcomed a son, Ethan Cameron Starck, on June 29, 2008. Jeff is a reporter for the Wausau Daily Herald and Nicole is an intake worker for Energy Services Inc. They live in Weston, Wis.

Travis and Alicia (Sinnett) Schneider 2003; 2002
welcomed a baby boy, Bennett Jon, on May 22, 2008. The family resides in Hudson, Wis.

Jenny (Elliott) Ziegler 2005
and husband, Bill, welcomed a son, Bryce Peter, born Sept. 14, 2008. Jenny was recently promoted to associated director of annual giving at Lawrence University. They reside in Menasha, Wis.

Dane Carlson 2007
and husband, Erin, welcomed a baby girl, Alice Margaret. Dane works as a publishing specialist with West Publishing, a Thomson Reuters company.

Erik and Lisa (Tetzner) Henjum 2007; 2000
welcomed a son, Dylan Gregory, on July 18, 2008.





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