New Prague’s New Year’s Baby

Francis Suihkonen, center, with parents Ashley, left, and Alex Suihkonen of New Prague is the community’s New Year’s baby. Francis was born at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, weighing seven pounds, 13-1/2 ounces. He joins an older sister, Ellie, age 2-1/2, who is excited to be a big sister. “She wanted to take him home last night,” said Alex. For more see an upcoming issue of The New Prague Times. (Patrick Fisher Photo)