Memorial Community Hospital & Health System (MCH&HS) welcomed the first baby born in 2019, with the birth of Gus Franklin Johnson on January 15th.

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The son of Heidi and Jordan Johnson of Tekamah, Gus was welcomed into the world at 4:27 p.m. by Dr. Sandra Baumberger. He was 7 pounds, 4ounces and 20 and a half inches long.

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Blair Volunteer Fire and Rescue continued an annual tradition, donating a gift basket to the family of the first New Year baby. Blair Volunteer Fire and Rescue members Randy Backman, Brenda Jenny, Bob Tichota and Fire Chief Joe Leonard included many baby essentials in the basket such as a a carbon monoxide alarm and a handmade blanket.