Alyssa Noelker and Devon Ward, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Madelynn Gail Ward. Born Oct. 24, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Cindy Noelker and Kurt Noelker, Washington. Paternal grandparents are Michael Ward, Washington, and Shelly Ward, Villa Ridge. Great-grandparents are Red and Donna Noelker, Washington, LuAnn and Bill Machelett, Leslie, Bobby and Donna Williams, Villa Ridge, and DeAnn Ward, Washington.