Tyler and Jessica Kannegieter of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Leah Marie Kannegieter, at 7:14 a.m. on March 12, 2009. Leah weighed 7 lb. 10 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long at birth. A sister, Aubrey, welcomed her home. Grandparents are Rob and Diane Kannegieter of Aurelia and Bob and Karen Ferris of Meriden. Great grandparents are Phyllis Lindgren of Meriden, Eugene Ferris of Washta, and Bob and Marlene Kannegieter and Arnold and Marlene Techen, all of George.