News from Little York

Florence Carver/Correspondent

Katie Darrah, older daughter of Jerry and Kristy Darrah, has returned from six months in Costa Rica and after a short visit at home, she will head for Ames, Iowa for her summer job.

Father's Day dinner guests of Lucille and Bill Biddle were Jessie and Abby Hawkins of Normal, Keith and Vicky Niemeier of Highland, and Debbie Donahue of Carman.

Marjorie Smith helped her younger son John celebrate his birthday on Sunday. She spent Saturday night with John and his family, then took them out for a birthday dinner.

Mary and Don Bertelsen were pleased to have family with them for Father's Day dinner, present were Alen and Pat Bertelsen of Glen Ellen, Andy and Sara and children of Rock Island, Sue, Tom and their son Chris, Sara and her two daughers of Rock Island.

The family of Debie and Jim Darrah gathered at the home of Shelly and Mark Hanson for their Father's Day dinner.

Leroy Valentine was happy to have his daughter Stacy join him and Carol for Father's Day dinner last Sunday.

On Wednesday, June 8, Irvin Galusha, his daughter Cherry Simmons of Biggsville and Beulah Burgland of Kirkwood drove to Rockford, where Beulah spent two days visiting Shirley and Ed Mecam, former Kirkwood residents. Irvin and Cherry continued on to Janesville, Wis. and met Shirley Smith, formerly from Monmouth, where they enjoyed dinner at Applebee's.

On Saturday the three drove to Fort Atkinson, Wis. for dinner at the Fireside Dinner Theatre. Dinner was in the formal dining room with the Theatre area playing tribute to Patsy Cline's songs. They drove back to Rockford to pick up Beulah and then on to Libertyville where Mary Ann and Kenneth Eiserman entertained the families for Irvin's birthday, June 14.

Those attending the birthday were Beulah, Cherry, Eugene and Mildred Galusha, Melisia and Jeff Urbasvewski, Anna Lyon, Russell and Carol Galusha and Irvin. On Sunday morning Kenneth Eiserman hosted salmon fishing on Lake Michigan with Irvin, Eugene Galusha, Cherry Simmons and Jeff Urbasvewski. Each reeled in a salmon with Cherry bringing in a 10 lb. trout. A salmon and trout dinner was served Sunday evening. Monday was a shopping day for the ladies.

Tuesday, Flag Day, Irvin was honored by all again for his 89th birthday with cards and gifts. He enjoyed an Italian spaghetti dinner with a Flag Day cake decorated by his great-granddaughter Anna Lyon. On Thursday evening Irvin attended the third birthday of his great-granddaughter Grace Seitz, at the Stronghurst park. Friday a.m.. Shirley's daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dennis Shockley, Cherry and Irvin had breakfast at Perkins. Cherry and Irvin returned to Rockford, then home.

Thursday Bible Study at Carol Valentine's is at 1:30 p.m.

On June 26, Sue Bertelsen filled the pulpit while Pastor David was on the Mission Trip o Crandon, Wis. Donations are still welcome for gas and expenses for the mission trip.

Sometimes it seems as if everyone except parents know how to raise children.