Laura Stricklin and Thomas Haegele of Bismarck are the parents of a son born October 18, 2009 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was named Gabriel Michael. Siblings are Thomas and Kayla. Grandparents are Joel and Vicky Stricklin of Bismarck and the late Richard and Annette Haegele of St. Louis. Great grandparents are the late Lester and Vivian Sisk, and Mildred Stricklin of Bismarck.