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Jefferson County's 2013 New Year Baby Has Arrived

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lucile Alice Bird, daughter of Katie and Ben Bird of Jefferson, arrived at 3:07 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1 at the Fort Memorial Hospital Great Expectations Birthing Center. She weighed exactly 7 pounds, was 19 inches long and was delivered by Christine Chuppa, MD. Lucile is the first baby born in Jefferson County in 2013 and joins three older siblings at home. Local grandparents are Karren and Dave Kraemer and Alyse and Ken Erdmann, all of Oconomowoc.

As the New Year Baby, Lucile and her family received a number of gifts from local retailers valued at over $1350. Donations came from businesses including: Daily Jefferson County Union, Tuttle’s Pharmacy, American Family Insurance-Don Amundson, Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop & Guest House, Nasco, Rock River Dental, Krueger Jeweler, Jones Dairy Farm, Crimson Salon & Spa, Premier Bank, Kwik Trip, Badger Bank, McIntyre Floral, Humphrey Floral & Gift, Beauty & the Bean, Johnson Creek Family Chiropractic, Blodgett Garden Center, FCCU, The Filling Station, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, Hoard Museum, Fort Family Dental, Logo-Works, Perfectly Posh-Lisa Berndsen, Thirty-One Gifts-Breah Klemp, Scentsy-Sarah Macklem, Mary Kay-Sharon Rateike and Fort HealthCare.

Lucile, mom and dad are doing well and are excited to put to use all of their new treasures. Fort HealthCare thanks all of the businesses who participated in the New Year Baby program this year. To participate in future years, contact Bridget Thomas, marketing specialist at (920) 568-5323.

To learn more about the Fort HealthCare Great Expectations Birthing Center or physicians, visit