Barthel Jason and Jessica Barthel of Elk River announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Violet, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at New River Medical Center in Monticello. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Claire has a sister, Lauren, 4.5, and a brother, Wyatt, 1.5. Grandparents are Paul and Mary Barthel of Elk River, Glenn and Janine Negus of Big Lake and Angela Langbehn of Zumbrota. Great-grandparents Cecelia Barthel of Elk River, George and Ann Dietz of Wayzata, James and Violet Negus of Princeton and Ron and Lynn Langbehn of Florida.