Melcherts announce son’s birth

Derek and Ashley Melchert of Brownton announce the arrival of a boy, Braxton Joseph Melchert, born July 29, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Braxton weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 191⁄4 inches in length. He is welcomed by his brother Jayden, and grandparents James and Kathy Schwalbe of New Auburn, Deborah Melchert of Peoria, Arizona, and Joyce Schwalbe of Des Moines, Iowa.