FLINT JOURNAL / JANE HALE
do members of this group have in common? For starters, the same
birthday. To be precise, all 22 were recognized by The Flint Journal
� in years from 1926-2001 � as the first area baby of the year.
Starting in the fourth row (from left) are: Sharon (Freiheit)
Goatbe, 1946; Meagan Saint John, 1983; Rick Bryant, 1952; Eric Hansen,
1977; Daugherty Johnson III, 1969; Jeannette Johnson, 1974. Third
row: Katherleen Wesley-Price, 1965; John Tremain, 1961; Robert
Anderson, 1926; Kathy Krapohl, 1959; Nicholas Schmitzer, 1979. Second
row: Jennifer Anne Hresko, 1982; Jill Marlee (Hays) Bailey,
1953, holding De�airion Jeruan Lipsey, 2000; Diane (Somerlott) Wright,
1947, holding Tyler Young, 2001; Glenda (Palmer) McCormick, 1960;
Betty (Wiley) Barker, 1956. Front row: Nicole Davidson, 1994;
John Wollard III, 1993; Jared Yaroch, 1995; and Michael Busch, 1990.
The Journal has recognized a New Year�s baby each year since 1924
with a news story and gift.