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Axel Layne Steger was born to Jerrod Steger and Paige Russom

Jerrod Steger and Paige Russom of Chaffee, are parents of a son named Axel Layne Steger, born at 7:17 p.m., July 28, 2021, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces. First child.

Russom is the daughter of Tyler and Heather Russom and Laura Rushing, all of Chaffee. She is employed at the Cape Girardeau County courthouse. Steger is the son of Shannon and Edie Steger of Chaffee and the late Mary McMullin. He is employed by Nip Kelly Equipment.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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