Fowler Couple Has First Baby of 2018

Erin and Michael Barsteika of Fowler hold their first child, Perrin Michael Barsteika, was born New Year’s Day. Photo courtesy of Indiana University Health Arnett Marketing and Communications Department.

The first baby of the year was born at 5:11 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018, at IU Health in Lafayette. Perrin Michael Barsteika was born to Erin and Michael Bartsteika of Fowler. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21.8 inches long. He is the couple’s first child.