• Bryce Welcher and Andrea Alvarez-Gutierrez are announcing the birth of their daughter, Alaya Rose, born Jan. 23. Alaya joins brother Luka.

Grandparents are: Matt Welcher, of Dundee; Kristy Hunt and Trent Davidson, of Milford; Justo Galindo and Rosie Gutierrez, of Sioux City. Great-grandparents are: Barb and Kevin Siebert, and Loretta Welcher, of Manchester; Larry Welcher of Waterloo and Bill Hunt, of Strawberry Point. Great-great grandparent is Bill Welcher, of Manchester.