Tyler and Jessica Kannegieter of Cherokee became the parents of a daughter, Leah Marie Kannegieter, at 7:14 a.m. on March 12, 2009, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Leah weighed 7 lb. 10 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long at birth. She has a sister, Aubrey, at home, and her grandparents are Rob and Diane Kannegieter of Aurelia and Bob and Karen Ferris of Meriden.