Brandon Dougherty and Harley Newton, Clearmont, announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Lynn, born on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital, Maryville.

She weighed seven pounds and two ounces and joins brother Braxton Dougherty.

Maternal grandparents are Myron and Sheryl Newton, Skidmore.

Paternal grandparents are Kevin Dougherty, Hopkins, and Kelly Dougherty, Maryville.

Maternal great-grandmother is Ann Cooper, Bedford, IA.

Paternal great-grandmothers are Anita Dougherty and Betty Murphy, both of Maryville.