Emily Zirkle and Christopher Cooper of Whitmer announe the birth of a son, born at 6:07 p.m. Nov. 23, 2011, in Davis Memorial Hospital. The infant weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Layne Christopher Cooper. Siblings include Brookelynne Saige Cooper. Maternal grandparents are Annie Wynn and James Zirkle. Paternal grandparents are Andy Cooper and Debbie Elze Cooper. Great-grandparents are Mary and Dale Elza, Donna Mea and Tom Cooper, Emily and Daniel Zirkle and Edith Hedrick.