Podratz family welcomes first child

Kyle and Beth Podratz are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Ellie Eileen, on Aug. 30, 2012. Ellie weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Eileen Prieve of Hutchinson, Robert Heine of New Prague and Larry and Debbie Podratz of Gaylord.