Mitch and Jessica Knippel of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy. Carter Eugene Knippel was born at 5:24 a.m. on January 8, 2013. He weighed 9 lb. 10 1/2 oz. and measured 22 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Larry Hunecke, Jolleen Heater, Colette Lansing and Brett Knippel.