By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
A contented Blake Lee Johnson was resting in her big sister’s arms Monday, one day after her birth at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH).
She was born at 2:12 a.m. Sunday to Samie and Christopher Johnson of Champion. Blake weighed 7 lbs. 9.3 ozs. and was 20.5 inches long.
The Johnson’s third daughter was delivered by Dr. Doug Nicholson. Older sisters are Alex, 5, and Charlie, 2.
Her actual due date was Dec. 29, 2012, Samie said.
Grandparents are Vernon and Gayle Tropf of Champion, Edward and Ronda Johnson of Hastings and Arlyce Johnson of Lincoln.
Great grandparents are Gordon and Dona Tropf of Champion.
As the first baby born at CCCH in 2013, Blake received the following from area businesses and organizations:
Added Touch, outfit; Adams Bank and Trust, gift certificate; Adams Drug, outfit, candle, magnetic book frame, 2 rattles; Adams Lumber, Model 1936 Dodge pickup truck piggy bank; Alco, sound spa lullaby; Artistic Woodworking, $20 check; Bart’s, gift card; Capitol Liquor, $20 gift certificate; The Color Box, gift certificate and Paul Mitchell kids bath set; CPS, diapers, wipes and desitin; Fine Things, glass cross; Frenchman Valley Coop., $25 gift card; Harchelroad Motors, $25 gift certificate; Hill’s Family Foods, $20 gift certificate; Hospital Auxiliary Ladies, teddy bear; Hospital, a free day of nursery care, Chamber bucks, spoon, diapers and wipes, blanket and blanket buddy; Imperial Auto Renewal, wipes and desitin; Imperial Beef, gift certificate; Imperial Country Ford, $25 check; Imperial Credit Union, $25 check; Imperial Farm Yost Supply, toy tractor; Imperial Republican, one year subscription; Moreland Realty, wrapped gift; M&M Natural JAZ, gift certificate; Napa, mug and stuffed animal; Owens True Value, gift card; Pinnacle Bank, gift card; Pizza Hut, 2—$25 gift certificates; Prairie Dental, a free cleaning and exam; Prior’s, blanket; Steve’s Video, gift certificate; Subway, five tickets for a free 6” sub; Super Foods, diapers, wipes, desitin, thermometer, medicine dispenser, wet ones hand wipes; Titan Machinery, tractor set; T.O. Haas, $20 cash; Walgren’s, $20 gift certificate; Valley Bank and Trust, penny bank and first five dollars deposit when opening a savings account.