The first area baby of the year was born at Margaret Mary Community Hospital at 7:44 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
Beth Ann Schwartz, the daughter of John and Cheryl Schwartz, Milroy,
weighed 6 pounds, 12.2 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length.
The infant was welcomed home by two sisters, Suzetta, 7, and Wanda, 2;
and a brother, John Dale, 4.
The family received gifts donated by area merchants and collected by The
Herald-Tribune, Batesville, staff; which is a sister publication to The Rushville Republican