News from Seaton

Renea Anderson/Correspondent

There was a big gathering of friends, neighbors and family at Randy and Peggy Kaufman's house last Saturday. It was a "going-away" party for their son, Jacob who departed to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas for basic training in the Air Force on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Jacob, a 2007 graduate of Aledo High School, will train to be a mechanic for the Air Force.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, Robert "Bobby and Nikki Goman Rumburg were married in a ceremony officiated by Scott Springer of Seaton at the Keithsburg Christian Church. A reception followed at the VFW in Aledo. Bobby recently completed basic training with the US Army. He will be returning on at the end of the month for his graduation from basic. His mother, Dawn Rumburg of Seaton and his new bride will be attending the graduation ceremony.

Tom Chism of Seaton and his son, Will Chism of Keithsburg participated in a Bass Tournament in Keithsburg recently. They placed six out of 25 teams.

David and Marcia Duncan took a trip two weeks ago to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for a celebration for their 40th wedding anniversary. Their bridesmaid and her husband, Don and Mary Askeland of Rochester, Minnesota went along. Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island was one beautiful scenic view after another. They saw a mother moose and her calf once, and in spite of many moose crossing signs, that was their only spotting. They visited and took pictures of the Presbyterian Church in Marion Bridge where Pastor Gordon Page's father had his first congregation. Pastor Page, the current pastor of Center Presbyterian Church in Seaton, was only four years old at the time. Dave and Marcia enjoyed Peggy's Cove and low tide at Fundy Bay. It was interesting to have one day of heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ike. Prince Edward Island was very agricultural, but it seemed like every small town was a fishing or a lobstering village.

Last weekend Dave and Marcia Duncan visited their son, Jeff, in Madison, Wisconsin. They went out to the University farm to see the harvester that Jeff is working on and doing test runs with alfalfa, switch grass and reed canary grass. They want to use them for cattle feed and ethanol production. It is still in the testing stage.