Elmer and Dorothy Groen will celebrate their 60th anniversary on August 30, 2013. Elmer and former Dorothy Mohlenkamp were married August 30, 1953 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon.
They have three children: Craig Groen, Shannon; Rick (Betty) Groen of Lanark and Dawn (John) Collman, German Valley. They have six grandchildren: Shawn (Dee) Groen, Shelby (Clint) Johnson, Kara (Kevin) Howell, Gretta (Dennis) Clapp, Ben and Hannah Collman. They also have 8 great-grandchildren.
Cards and well wishes can be sent to 218 E. Bradshaw, Shannon, IL 61078.
95th Birthday Celebration
Ruth E. (Simpson) Turney will celebrate her 95th Birthday with an Open House from 1-4 pm on Sunday September 1st at the Tipton Auction House in Thomson Illinois. Family and friends are invited with cake and punch being served. No gifts please. Cards will be accepted. Ruth was born September 4, 1918 in Mt.Carroll Illinois to John and Velma (Nickles) Simpson. She married Gail Turney in 1940. He passed away in 1966.
Ruth has been actively involved in the Community and County for many years. She has served the Carroll County Help Center, The Veterans for 65 years through the Thomson American Legion, and was the Village of Thomson Treasurer for nine years.
Brock Musser Joins First State Bank of Shannon-Polo
First State Bank Shannon - Polo - Lake Carroll is pleased to announce the addition of Brock Musser to our staff at the Polo facility. A recent Illinois State University graduate, Brock is originally from Pearl City. He grew up on his family’s small beef cattle farm in rural Pearl City and showed beef cattle as a youth. Brock was involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America. He graduated with an Associates of Applied Science with an emphasis in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. Brock currently resides in Freeport and looks forward to helping you with your financial needs. Please stop in and meet him.