First Starke County Baby of 2011 born at LaPorte Regional Medical Center

Ireland Rose Furlong

The first Starke County baby of the year was born at the LaPorte Regional Medical Center. Amy Singleton, of Knox, gave birth to an 8 lb., 5 oz. baby girl on Saturday, January 1st at 6:26 a.m. CT. The baby’s name is Ireland Rose Furlong. The LaPorte Regional Medical Center’s OB department reported that three New Year’s babies were born that day and Amy’s was the only one from Starke County.

Amy Singleton and Ireland

The St. Joseph Regional Medical Center has announced the first baby born at the facility. Abagail Rose Freese, born to Amy Malek and Chris Freese, of Plymouth, was born on Sunday, January 2nd, at 9:15 a.m. ET. She weighed 6 lbs, 1 oz and was 19 inches long.

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