At 7:02 p.m., Ashton Darrien was born to Kristen Night Shield on January 1, 2017 which makes him the first baby born at Cherry County Hospital for the new year.
He is pictured with his cousin and sister Brianna Iron who is five years old. Mary Lou Kerr of the Sandhills Piecemakers Quilt Guild presented the quilt on behalf of the guild – which is something they do every year.
Ashton Darrien weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz.
Kristen and dad, Jeremy Iron, Sr., reside in St. Francis, SD.

Photo and Text by Laura Vroman