Ashley and Leonardo Rivas of Cherokee are the proud parents of a baby girl, born at 1:37 p.m. on December 2, 2011. Veronica Nichole Rivas weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz., measured 19 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by a big sister, Rachel Holland. Grandparents are Jocelyn and Kelly Petersen of Norfolk, Nebraska, Lori and Brian Dingel of Lake Park. and Mana Canales of Sioux Falls, So. Dakota.