Matthew and Stacia Schwope, Osakis, announce the birth of their son, Thomas Joshua, who was born on Thursday, Sept. 12. Thomas weighed eight pounds, nine ounces and measured 20 3/4 inches.
Thomas is welcomed home by his sister, Harlie, age 10, and brothers, Erik, age 6, and Zachary, age 2.
The paternal grandparents are Richard and Sandy Schwope, Green Isle. The maternal grandparents are Lynn and Julie Westad, Alexandria. The paternal great-grandparents are Frank and Delores Schwope, Arlington, and Melva Teschindorf, Gaylord. The maternal great-grandmothers are Ruby Westad, Parkers Prairie, and Barbara Denman, Texas.