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First baby of 2008 – New Year’s Baby mom gets special help

By Staff | Jan 22, 2008

When Tara Hill had the first New Year’s baby in Emmet County at 8:23 a.m. Friday at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, she had some pretty special help.

Her attending nurse had the Emmet County New Year’s baby 21 years before.

So, as Alyssa Kay Hill emerged to see the world, all 7 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches of her, Velvet Lundren, who had her son, Jacob, Jan. 1, 1987, was there to help.

Alyssa Kay joins a sister, Kaitlyn, along with dad Andy and mom Tara. Tony works for the City of Spirit Lake while Tara works for ECHO in Estherville.

As the first baby born in Emmet County this year, Alyssa Kay and her family of course had lots of gifts.


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