Nick and Rachael (Grateke) Fast, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Joy Fast. Born Nov. 23, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long.

Emma has a late sibling, Elaina.

Maternal grandparents are Mark Grateke and Beth Grateke, Washington. Paternal grandparents are Stan Fast and Melva Fast, Jefferson City.