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By Marc Lutz 

First baby of new year born to Crowleys


January 13, 2022

Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News

Tawney and Issabella Crowley, of Wrangell, and their daughter, Ryleigh, together at the birthing center at the Ketchikan hospital. Ryleigh was the first baby of 2022 at the hospital.

Issabella and Tawney Crowley welcomed their first child - and the first baby born to a Wrangell family in 2022 - last week.

Ryleigh Rowan Crowley was born at 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 4 at the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Issabella, 27, said they left for Ketchikan on Dec. 17 since the Wrangell Medical Center doesn't have the capability to deliver babies. Tawney was induced on Jan. 3 and gave birth 14 hours later.

"Baby made her appearance rather quickly after that," Issabella said.

Tawney, 30, is recovering well, and the couple returned to Wrangell las...

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