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First baby of 2009 arrives at Westfields

Samantha Marie Johnson is the first baby of 2009 born at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond. She arrived on Jan. 9.

Samantha Marie Johnson was the first baby born at Westfields Hospital in 2009.

She arrived at 10:24 p.m. on Jan. 9. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Her parents are Shon and Jolene Johnson of Balsam Lake. She has one older brother, Donovan, 5.

Jolene praised the staff at Westfields hospital. "They're just awesome," she said.