News From Illinois City

Laura McGinnis/Correspondent

Keith Tomliln and Edith Haney visited Ralph and Lila Keller on Thursday and Friday. Keith is Lila's brother from Inverness, Fla.

Maria McCathy of the Hilltop Greenhouse hosted a Shade garden planting party. Those invited to enjoy a warm morning and beautiful flowers were July Halford, Sharon Berghefer and Laura McGinnis. A picnic lunch was enjoyed by the planters and other workers; Julie Singleton, Ruth Chard, and Lori Barber. Sue Logston was out of town for all the fun.

Jon and Sue Logston have been in Denver, Colo. visiting their daughter and son in law Marie and Matt Krapfl. While there, they went to Red Rocks Theater to see John Prine. They also enjoyed building a privacy fence for the grand-dog Rocket. A trip around the Rocky Mountain was taken with beautiful scenic views and wild life. The Logstons are looking forward to the kids coming over the July 4th holiday to Illinois. John and Sue live south of the city.

It was a hot night in the old town June 28, but a surprise 50th birthday party for Lori Barber was enjoyed by many locals! Her husband, Tony succeeded with help from friends and family to serve a great meal, decorate, and find large fans to cool the birthday goers. Happy birthday Lori- and many more.

The Illinois City Post Oficce had unusual visitors on Friday. A four mule team hitch and driver, Radny Boehmer. He is traveling on a journey of life around the United States. He filled his buckets of water for the mules and headed on down Route 92 to a campsite at the top of the bluff prior to crossing into Iowa.

Evelyn McGinnis enjoyed a visit with her granddaughter and family, Julie and RJ Brura and Audrey. They stopped by on the way home to Libertyville. Evelyn celebrated her birthday last week also.

Ball tournaments are starting next week. B- boys (5-6-7 grade) will be in Matherville. J-boys (k-1st grade) will be in Andalusia. J-girls will be at Illinois City. Another tourney starts June 14 for C-boys (2nd grade) at Taylor Ridge. So ball is winding down for the younger kids. Take in a game at Illinois City if you can and support the youth.