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FIRST BABY —

By Staff | Jan 15, 2021

FIRST BABY -- Brice Thomas Kuecker is the first baby born at Palo Alto County Hospital in the year 2021. He arrived Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 6:45 a.m. His parents are Nikki and Tom Kuecker of Whittemore. Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce members provided a basket of gifts for the first baby. Chamber Board Vice President Amy Martini (left) presented the basket to the Kuecker family. Maureen Brandner, Interim CEO at Palo Alto County Health System (right) is holding a bouquet from Erin’s Flower Farm in Cylinder. Nikki and Tom were surprised that they were the first new parents of the year. Please turn to page 2 for the complete story. --Jane Whitmore photo