New Prague has its New Year’s Baby

 
It’s a boy!
New Prague has its New Year’s baby, as Francis Suihkonen arrived at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague. 
Francis was born at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. The seven pound, 13-1/2 ounce baby was born to Ashley and Alex Suihkonen of New Prague. He joins an older sister, Ellie, age 2-1/2. 
Kevin Burns, a spokesman for Mayo Clinic Health System, said there were 149 babies born at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague in 2016. That compares with 137 births at the medical center in 2015.
As New Prague’s New Year’s baby, Francis and his family receive a prize package from area businesses participating in The Times’ New Year’s Baby contest. 
Readers of The Times were able to take part in the contest by guessing the date and time of arrival of the New Year’s Baby. Winners of that contest and more information will be published in the January 12 edition of The Times.