Becky Friesen and Matt Butcher of Newton announce the birth of a son, Blake Ryan Butcher, who was born at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 25, 2009, in Newton.


Becky Friesen and Matt Butcher of Newton announce the birth of a son, Blake Ryan Butcher, who was born at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 25, 2009, in Newton.

Maternal grandparents are Mike and Kathy Friesen of Garden City. Paternal grandparents are Kim and Richard Butcher of Newton.

At birth, Blake weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.