Joshua Scheffler and Heather Rude announce the birth of their son, Thomas Blade, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
Grandparents are Steve and Carol Scheffler of Elk River and Ron and Liz Rude of St. Francis.
Great-grandparents are Ralph and Patricia Scheffler of Shakopee, Darle and Shirley Blade of Golden Valley and Richard and Mary Scott of Cambridge.
Thomas Blade Scheffler, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012