News from little York

Florence Carver/Correspondent

David and Linda Dutton returned from a trip out west. They enjoyed the south rim of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona and Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in Utah. Each park had unique scenery and Dead Horse State Park, near Moab, Utah, gave a full 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape. In Mesa Verde National Park, they climbed down to see the largest North American cliff dwelling, where one hundred Pueblo Indians had lived around 1200 to 1300 A.D. The Duttons were able to attend church with friends, Dave and Brenda Rick, in Bayfield, Colo. (formerly of Aledo). On their return to Flagstaff, they visited the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest in northern New Mexico. After flying back to Chicago, they visited David's sister, Norma Kessinger, in Mendota.

Bob, Jerry and Chris Darrah attended the Farm Progress Show in Decatur last Wednesday. On Friday Bob and Jerry were at the Old Threshers Reunion at Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

On Saturday, Debra Darrah enjoyed lunch with her mother, Elizabeth Orterry of Lake Warren, her sister Sandra Morrison of Galena, daughters Sherry Walters and Shelly Hanson, daughter-in-law Kim Darrah, granddaughter Brook Hanson, at the Soda Works in Monmouth, to celebrate her birthday.

Bill and Willa Jefferson of Denver, Colo. arrived at the Lyle Worthington home Sunday afternoon. Willa is Kathleen's sister. The Jeffersons will also visit other relatives in the Macomb area.

Jim and Debra Darrah attended the Terpening family reunion held Sunday noon at the Lincoln Park in Galesburg.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, David and Linda Dutton hosted a family dinner to celebrate the birthday of their son, David and grandson, Asher Carlson. Those attended were Matt and Kristin Dutton and sons D.J. and Jake and Nick and Krystal Carlson and Asher, all of Alexis, and Melissa Bennett and children Grace, Jamie, Hannah, Daniel, Mary, Mercy, and Samuel of Rosetta. Later in the afternoon, they were visited by Ruth Ann Dutton of Aledo and her son Dennis and his sons, Will and Max of Sterling, Kansas.

Evelyn Neal was pleasantly surprised on Sunday, Sept. 6, when her children and grandchildren held a surprise open house for her 80th birthday, at the Little York fire station. it seemed like the whole town turned out to congratulate her and wish her many more good ones.

Helen Jane Nicol spent Labor Day at a cookout with her daughter, Mary Ann McCann of Oneida, and her family.

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