Kris and Alisha (Liess) Kobza of Rapid City S.D., announce the birth of their son, Laiken Kristopher Kobza on March 21, 2008, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has a 2-year-old sister, Addysen Rene Kobza. His great-grandparents are Dennis and Brenda Liess of McCook and Leonard and Linda Kobza of David City. Great-grandparents are Lewis and Jane Palmer of Cambridge, the late Virginia Liess, Gale and wife, Claudia Liess of Bartley and Don and Mary Anne Shutts of Swanton.