(Ste. Genevieve) Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital has announced the birth of Keatyn James Basile who won the First Baby of the Year promotion put on by the hospital.

Keatyn actually beat out the Farmington hospital’s first baby by less than two hours.

Keatyn was born New Years morning at 11:45, weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 3/4 inches long.

The parents are Renee and Valentino Basile of Bloomsdale.

They actually arrived at the Ste. Gen hospital on December 30th and the baby boy finally arrived on the first day of the year.

Keatyn and his parents were showered with gifts from area merchants after winning the first baby contest at the Ste. Genevieve County hospital.

Farmington’s Parkland Health Center’s first baby was born New Year’s afternoon at 1:36. Jadexy Runnels and Cody Hicks of Bismarck are the parents of baby girl Leila Jane Hicks.