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'New Year's Baby' boy born Jan. 8


January 14, 2021

Bennett Olin, Whitman Hospital & Medical Clinics first baby of the year.

The first baby of the new year was born at Whitman Hospital Jan. 8 at 1:08 p.m., to Leslie and Jason Olin of Colfax.

Weighing 11 pounds and 11 ounces, Bennett Malcolm Olin is the first child for Leslie and Jason together. He joins sisters Elizabeth, 19, Kendall, 17, and Peyton, 14.

Maternal grandparents are Bob and Renea Manis of Richland. Paternal grandparents are Marie Olin and the late Mike Olin of Spokane.

The baby was due Jan. 3.

"Five days late, we figured by the eighth someone else would've been born by then. It was a nice surprise," said Leslie. "We're just blessed and happy that...

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