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Teachers often look for patterns, and Zandra Catherine Jacob continued the sequence as being the third straight New Year's baby born to a teacher.
Zandra and her parents Scott and Megan Jacob of Neligh were presented with gifts Wednesday morning by members of the Neligh Chamber of Commerce, celebrating her birth as the first baby of 2015 born at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Megan Jacob is a high school math teacher at Neligh-Oakdale and is the third teacher in as many years to have the New Year's baby. Jacob Sladky of Neligh, a teacher at Pope John Central Catholic, was the father of last year's baby while Shanna Lammers of Elgin, a teacher at Neligh-Oakdale, had the 2013 baby.
Zandra was born Monday at 8:33 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces. She was 19 3/4 inches long.
She will be welcomed home by sister Addyson, 5, and twin brothers, Walker and Cooper, 2. Her grandparents are Eli & Carla Jacob of Clearwater and Dwaine and Carol Green of Ewing. Her great-grandparents are Marjorie Green of Chambers and Mary Jareske of Neligh.
Chamber of Commerce members making the presentation were Economic Development Director Greg Ptacek, along with board members Koryn Koinzan, Jon Schilling and Carrie Pitzer and members Krista Schindler and Deb Carden.
The Jacobs were given flowers and $50 in Neligh Big Bucks.