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First baby of new year arrives Jan. 3

Emily Cardenas born three days into 2011.

Wendy Cardenas didn’t realize until Monday afternoon that her newborn—Emily Rae Cardenas—was Gothenburg Memorial Hospital’s first baby of 2011.

“I figured there were plenty of others who were pregnant,” Wendy said.

Emily came into the world by Caesarian section at 8:06 a.m. on Jan. 3. She weighted 7 pounds, 5 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long.

One of the baby’s five sisters—17-year-old Heather Cardenas—said she thought it weird that she would be 35 years old when Emily graduates from high school.

Sister Erica Cardenas, 18, said she was in shock when her mother told her she was expecting.

But with the arrival of a healthy baby, both said it was okay.

All of the sisters said they expected a boy and had a name chosen.

Other sisters include Paula, 15; Mary, 13; and Annette 12.

Grandparents are Marvin and Bonnie Howell of Maxwell.

Other Gothenburg Memorial Hospital New Year’s babies are:

2010—On Feb. 25, Arthur Jeffrey Holsten was born to Jeff and Mandy Holsten. He arrived at 12:04 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs., 15 1/2 oz.

2009—On Feb. 2, Brett Larson was born to Todd and Sandy Larson. He arrived at 11:54 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz.

2008—On Jan. 5, Kaitlyn Brooke Hecox was born to Bryan and Michelle Hecox. She arrived at 8:37 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz.

2007—On Jan. 15, Enrique William Block was born to Loren and Sue-Ellen Block. He arrived at 4:55 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs, 13 oz.

2006—On Jan. 3, Sean Anthony McClement was born to Donna McClement of Gothenburg. He arrived at 7:05 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs., 6 1/2 oz.

2005—On Jan. 2, Ashton Marie Harbur was born to Jeff and Christy Harbur of rural Cozad. She arrived at 6:18 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs., .03 oz.

2004—On Jan. 27, Arissa Reyn Ackerman was born to Mike and Carmen Ackerman of Gothenburg. She arrived at 10:19 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs., 8 1/2 oz.

2003—On Jan. 15, Emma Marie Einspahr was born to Terry and Lisa Einsphar of Farnam. She arrived at 2 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz.

2002—On Jan. 3, Mason Sean Bales was born to Nicole Barnes and Steve Bales of Farnam. He arrived at 12:50 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz.

2001—On Jan. 15, Andrew James Maline was born to Keith and Anita Maline of Gothenburg. He arrived at 11:19 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs., 13 oz.

2000—On Jan. 4, Annastasia Cheyenne McCracken was born to April McCracken of Arnold. She arrived at 11:10 a.m.and weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz.

1999—On Jan. 5, Michaela Viola Fecht was born to Jeff Fecht and Jennifer Fecht. She arrived at 4:20 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 1/2 ounce.

1998—On Jan. 11, Nathan Leroy Doudney was born to Melissa Anne Doudney of Gothenburg. He arrived at 6:34 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz.

1997—On. Jan. 1, Shelby Rae Loostrom was born to Perry and Kris Loostrom of rural Gothenburg. She arrived at 7:04 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz.

1996—On Jan. 1, Aryn Elizabeth Meisinger was born to Dan and Mary Meisinger of Gothenburg. She arrived at 1:45 a.m. and weighed 8 lbs.

1995—On Jan. 10, Aubrey Mae Brush was born to Kristine Brush of Cozad. She arrived at 7:50 a.m. and weighed 4 lbs. 14 oz.

1994—On Jan. 3, Misty Dawn Roberts was born to Pam Roberts of Gothenburg. She arrived at 4:10 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.

1993—On Jan. 1, Amanda Rose Lunkwitz was born to Gary and Becky Lunkwitz of Tryon. She arrived at1:15 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 2 1/2 oz.

1992—On Jan. 7, Michael Dale Carlson was born to Mike and Rose Carlson temporarily of Gothenburg. He arrived at 10:43 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz.

1991—On Jan. 3, Marie Louise Fisher was born to Darrel and Linda Fisher of Moorefield. She arrived at 8:25 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz.

1990—On Jan. 13, Trevor Jon Tetley was born to Greg and Shelly Tetley of Cozad. He arrived at 1:05 p.m. and weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz.

1989—On Jan. 3, Jennifer Rose Borer was born to Steve and Helen Borer of Brady. She arrived at 9:02 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz.

1988—On Jan. 4, Stacy Rae Thompsen was born to Kirt and LaRae Thompsen of Gothenburg. She arrived at 1:18 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz.

1987—On Jan. 1, Anna Elise Ibach was born to George and Susan Ibach of Gothenburg. She arrived at 7:20 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz.

1986—On Jan. 2, Andrew Steven Block was born to Tim and Cindy Block of Gothenburg. He arrived at 8:32 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.

1985—On Jan. 16, Abagail Marguerite Karre was born to Tom and LaDonna Karre of Gothenburg. She arrived at 9:21 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz.

1984—On Jan. 4, Luke Levi Buesing was born to Mike and Jeanne Buesing of Gothenburg. He arrived at 11:05 a.m. and weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz.

1983—On Jan. 4, Michaela Elaine Fredrickson was born to Mike and Traci Fredrickson of Gothenburg. She arrived at 10:46 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz.

1982—On Jan. 7, Jeremiah Michael Welch was born to Patrick and Karen Welch of Farnam. He arrived at 1:45 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz.

1981—On Jan. 2, Radley Stephen Breuer was born to Stephen and Jeane Breuer of rural Gothenburg. He arrived at 11:35 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 8 1/2 oz.

1980—On Jan. 1, Melissa Marie Peklo was born to Everett and Cindy Peklo of Gothenburg. She arrived at 8:25 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz.

1979—On Jan. 2, Derek R. Kotschwar was born to Rick and Gwen Kotschwar of Farnam. He arrived at 2:32 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz.

1978—On Jan. 3, Michele Lynn Davis was born to Gary and Brenda Davis of Farnam. She arrived at 6:45 a.m. and weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz.

1977—On Jan. 11, Austin Ira Swendener was born to Rodney and Marn Swendener of Gothenburg. He weighed 10 lbs. 1/4 oz.

1976—On Jan. 5, Jennifer Leigh Sitorius was born to Doug and Jeanne Sitorius of Gothenburg. She arrived at 4:43 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs.

1975—On Jan. 10, Greg Allen Maurer was born to Richard and Carol Maurer of Gothenburg. He arrived at 8:21 a.m.

1974—On Jan. 11 Cody Jay Hecox was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Hecox of Gothenburg. He arrived at 1:09 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 12 1/4 oz.

1973—On Jan. 16, Daniel Michael Zerr was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Zerr of Lexington.

1972—On Jan. 28, Jeffrey Lynn Kottwitz was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Kottwitz of Gothenburg. He arrived at 5:12 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz.

1971—On Jan. 9, LaRita Olive Payne was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Payne of Overton. She arrived at 1:52 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 9 1/2 oz.

1970—On Jan. 1, Matthew Shawn Wood was born to Paul and Zonia Gail Wood of Cozad. He arrived at 11:45 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 4 1/2 oz.

 

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