News from Illinois City

Laura Mcginnis/Correspondent

Sheldon and Marty Farwell enjoyed the Easter weekend at home with their children and grandchildren. Spending the weekend were their daughter, Kelly Byard, husband Jeff, and children Alex and Logan of Richfield, Wisconsin. Also visiting were their son, Randy, his wife, Christy, and their children Sarah and Ben of Boone, Iowa. They all enjoyed a visit to the McGinnis farm to see their miniature horses and tour their lovely home. Quad City Photography Club President Jay Brooks joined them for Easter dinner.

George and Marian McGreer entertained some of their family for Easter. Those in attendance were:Brian and Tammy McGreer, Zach & Trisha Sours and children, their oldest son Chase has a broken leg and Lindsay and Alexis Bassett.

Brett and Paulette McGreer entertained Afton and Ben from Ankeny, Iowa and their daughter Kelsey from Bloomington(ISU) along with Paulette’s sister, Clarette from Texas.

Lori and Alan Ricketts, Ami and Aaron Ricketts and Mary Ricketts all enjoyed Easter dinner together at Alan’s cousin’s in Muscatine, Iowa.

Lila and Ralph Keller entertained Janis Rettig and family for Easter dinner. Neal and Barb Keller visited the group in the afternoon.

Andrew, Abby, Rylan & Rydge McAlister enjoyed Easter dinner at Bob and Mary Lee McAlister’s house in Aledo. Big Grandma prepared a wonderful pork loin and Papa Mac hid Easter eggs for the kids to find. It was a nice Easter gathering.

Tate & Mary Ann Vroman entertained Easter dinner for Greg and Holly Vroman and children Katrina, Carli and Cassie. Eric and Joyce Vroman and children Heather, Taylor and Amber from Seneca. Lyle and Esther Vroman and Riley and Judy Vroman. It was a busy day at the Vroman house!

We have new, first time grandparents in the Illlinois City area: Don and Julie Singleton have their first grand-daughter, Arianna Marie who is the daughter of Channing and Ben Lee.  Also, John and Sue Logsden have their first grandson, Keaton Johnathon Logsden. They live in Solon, Iowa, Sue will be close enough to babysit!

“Best Wildlife Photo” in the George W, Glennie Memorial Nature Salon was awarded to Sheldon Farwell for his “Fishing Eagle.” Out of 1,110 images entered, Sheldon received one of the three high scores that tied for first place.  The Quad City Photography Club entered this contest for the first time, and received 26th place with 110 clubs participating. This was an international contest with entries from as far away as South Africa and Australia.