New Year's Day Baby

Valerie and Derek Schmitt of Celestine welcomed the county's first baby of the new year, William David, at 1:18 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. His older sisters are, from left, Avery, 7, Olivia, 5, and Rylie, 2. William was named after his paternal grandfather, David William. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald


Rylie Schmitt, 2, of Celestine, holds her baby brother, William, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper on Thursday. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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