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Beth Ness-Williams holds her son, Rory, with her husband, TaJuan Williams. This photo was taken when Rory was about 5 weeks old. (Submitted photo)

Rally for Rory: Benefit planned for Cottage Grove family of baby with rare genetic disorder


From the start of her pregnancy, Beth Ness-Williams knew that her first child was likely to be born with some medical concerns.

Complications began early, the Cottage Grove woman said, and at 27 weeks she was put on bed rest.


Two days after her

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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