LOCAL

News from Seaton

Renea Anderson/Correspondent

(July 29, 2010) Around the first of July, Gene Hofer and friend and neighbor Lyle Hall went to New York. They took in a New York Mets game and helped Gene’s daughter Amanda, son-in-law Ben Kemp and grandson, Owen who is 2 1/2 move back to Illinois. They are going to be living near Morton in Goodfield. Ben finished his residency and is now a doctor with OSF Medical Center. It will be so much easier for Gene and Rita to see their grandson now. In fact, they came to Seaton to take part in the Frog Jumping Contest for the 4th of July in Aledo.

The Bi-County Thunder 16 and under ASA Softball team for Alexis in competing in the 18 and under National B ASA softball tournament in St. Joseph, Missouri the weekend of July 31. Girls from the Mercer County School District on the team are Brianna Weeks, Morgan Weeks, Brooke Swanson, Bailey Swanson and Kaylyn Barton. Chris and Jo Weeks of Seaton and their other girls, Katie and Becca and Toni and Mark Weeks of Aledo and their sons, Matthew and Mason went with the team on Wednesday morning. The team will be playing their first games on Thursday.

The Quad City 16 and Under Redbirds baseball team has been in Cooperstown, N.Y. at the National tournament with 102 teams, some of which were all star teams. They made it to the sweet sixteen before getting beat. Blake Dillavou and Dalton from the Mercer County School play on this team. Blake actually had a birthday while at the tournament.

The Westmer Class of 1970 will have its 40th class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 6-8. On Friday night they will be in New Boston at the Portside for a casual night with other alumni from Westmer joining them. On Saturday night the event has been moved to the Livermore in downtown Aledo starting at 6 p.m. in the Martini Bar. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. with alumni joining them after 8 p.m. On Sunday morning, the class will meet at Boone Docks in Joy for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. All former Westmer students and teachers are invited to join the class of ‘70 over the weekend for any of the events.