Amanda Paeper and John Friedrichsen of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mitchell Lynn Thomas Friedrichsen, at 1:18 a.m. on July 9, 2009. Mitchell weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long, and has a sister, McKenna, at home. Grandparents are Roy and Carol Mitchell of Mt. Home, Idaho and Kenny and Cathy Gamble of Omaha.