Shane and Lisa Bell, of Farley, are announcing the birth of their son, Dawson William, born March 27 at 5:57 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Dawson weighed 9 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Dawson joins a sister Ava, 2 years old.

Grandparents are Bill and Jill Bell, of Farley, and Vernon and Sheila Boge, of Dyersville. Great-grandmother is Nancy Koopmann, of Farley.