Afton and Nick Ralston of McCook announce the birth of their son, Zander Gage Ralston, who was born Nov. 27, 2011 at Community Hospital. He weighed seven pounds, 10.8 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches long. He has one sister, Hannah, 18 months. Grandparents are Cathy and Arden Myers and Ken and Marlene, all of McCook. Great-grandparents are Harry and Barbara Hixson of McCook and Gordon Petersen North Platte, Nebraska.