Kobe Michael Schmidt, son of Eric and Katrina Schmidt, was born Jan. 1, 2011, at Hays Medical Center.

He was 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He was 20 3βΡ4 inches long.

He has a sister, Kyla Schmidt, 4.

Grandparents are Steve and Wanda Pfannenstiel, Michael P. Pfannenstiel, and Linda Thyfault, all of Hays, and Terry Thyfault, Russell.

Great-grandparents are Steve and Jane Kisner, Pfeifer, Sally Thyfault, Pete and Edna Billinger and Katherine Pfannenstiel, all of Hays.