by Peter Jakey-Managing Editor
The search for the New Year’s Baby is underway.
With the dropping of the ball in Times Square in New York City, the old year came to an end and the search for the Outlook’s 2015 baby officially commenced.
The wait was not long last year when Steven Edward Kimball was born Jan. 2 at 12:55 p.m. at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He is the son of Misty Walker and Clay Kimball.
Steven’s 2014 went well as the tike outgrew his infant seat.
“We could not strap it around him anymore,” said Misty of her son who already weighs 30 pounds. He weighed 8-pounds 3-1/2 ounces at birth. “He broke his walker and tipped the second one over. He is a big guy and he likes to gab. He says ‘mommy’ and ‘daddy’ and screeches a lot.”
Steven likes to dance and it does not matter to what song. He is standing without help, but just has not taken that first step. It could be any day.
Steven is the grandson of the late Steven Walker, Mary and Ed Neumann of Rogers City and Ellen Kimball of Cheboygan. His great-grandma is Lucille Henning of Black Lake.
In order to qualify for the “first baby award,” the infant must be born to residents of Onaway Area Community Schools.
Entries must be submitted to the Outlook office within 48 hours after the child’s birth. Additionally, a written statement by an attending physician or copy of the birth certificate must accompany the entry.
The list of prizes includes a one year subscription to the Outlook; a large pizza from Wood Winds; unnamed gifts from Citizens National Bank, Manzana’s Restaurant and Awakon Federal Credit Union; a gift certificate from Sally’s Hairstyling; gas card from Painter Petroleum; diapers from Tom’s Family Market; and a gas voucher from Onaway Auto & Finance.