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Lebanon welcomes its first baby of the year

Albany couple Greta and Jess Ropp have the honor of being the parents of Lebanon’s first baby born in 2024.
Keziah Ropp arrived two weeks early to take the title, born on Monday, Jan. 1, at 8:38 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long.
“She was born on her great-great grandmother’s birthday, so that’s really special,” Jess said.
The Ropp family has a tradition of selecting distinctive biblical names for their children.
“We usually have a name picked out several weeks in advance,” Greta said. “A week ago, we didn’t have a name. We asked our friends for help and fell in love with Keziah as soon as we heard it.”
Baby Ropp joins a lively family of four older brothers and three older sisters.
“Our 2-year-old has been practicing being an older sister by playing with her baby doll,” Greta said.