Justin and Lauren (Rettke) Kessler, Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Jake Anthony Kessler. Born July 14, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Jake joins Benjamin Kessler, 4, and Jodi Kessler, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Curt and Sue Rettke, Washington. Paternal grandparents are Gerard and Jerene Kessler, Augusta. Great-grandparents are Cecilia Kleekamp, Washington, and Virgil and Elsie Siedhoff, Union.