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H&R Block of Worthington awarded a basket of goodies to the last baby born in 2009 at Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington. Maria Reyes, left, and Samantha Bartlett, right, are shown with new parents Wendy and Zach Marco and little Aleah Colleen, born Dec. 31 at 6:32 p.m.(Justine Wettschreck/Daily Globe)

The last and the first: babies brighten new year

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WORTHINGTON -- In the last month of 2009, 45 babies were delivered at Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington, with a total of 392 for the year. The last baby to be born in 2009 was Aleah Colleen Marco, daughter of Zach and Wendy Marco.


The first baby of the year tends to garner a lot of attention, but H&R Block knows it the last baby who yields the tax savings.

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