Amber Nichols, Villa Ridge, announces the birth of a son, Chase Lee Nichols. Born July 3, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 22 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Annette Diekmann, Cuba, Mo., and Thomas Nichols, Pacific. Great-grandparents are Margaret Diekmann, Tom Nichols and Twilla Nichols.