Nick and Katie (Mishler) Straatmann, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Alex Straatmann. Born May 31, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Keith and Lisa Straatmann, Washington, Tim and Sheila Schumann, Lanette Mishler, all of Union, and the late Darrel Mishler. Great-grandparents are Ruth Straatmann, Gilbert and Arlene Holtmeyer, all of Washington and Paul and Bernice Philipp, Lake St. Louis.