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1st baby of 2018 arrives


January 6, 2018

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

KATIE AND Justin Brownell hold Makenna Rae Friday, the first baby of 2018 born at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Makenna was born on Jan. 2 at 1:32 p.m., two days early. Makenna's curly-haired big sister, Andi, made sure she was in the picture, too.


IRONWOOD - Katie and Justin Brownell brought the area's first baby of 2018 in with a bang.

Sweet little Makenna Rae was not scheduled to arrive until Jan. 4, but she decided to arrive two days early at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.

Makenna was born at 1:32 p.m. on Jan. 2, weighing in with a fighting weight of 6 pounds, 10 ounces. She stretched the tape at 19.5 inches.

The Brownells, from Ironwood, married in 2015 and got to work right away with the baby-making.

Justin, from Wakefield, and Katie (Kuker), from Ironwood, showed more than just sports...

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