By Joyce Hensley
HERMISTON Bright eyed, perky, 8 pound 8 ounce Jillian Alice Rudolf didnt waste any time making news for herself.
The 8-pound, 8-ounce girl, born to Allison and Ryan Rudolf of Ione, earned the distinction Jan. 1 of being the first baby born in Good Shepherd Medical Center in 2002.
Jillian was born at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday.
Were ecstatic, said dad Ryan, a social studies school teacher at Ione Middle and High School and the couch of the junior varsity girls basketball team.
Mother Allison says she is delighted to be a mom.
Im thrilled. I couldnt be happier, Allison said.
(For the full story, please see the January 8, 2002 issue of the Hermiston Herald.)