Verla Santee celebrates 97th birthday

Verla Santee of Alliance, formerly of Beloit, was honored at a surprise party at Perkins in Alliance on the occasion of her 97th birthday. The festivities were hosted by her three daughters, from left, Jane Hardy and Joyce Stiffler of Beloit and Nancy Jones of Salem. Approximately 30 attended, including friends, family, and members of her Sunday school class. (Submitted photo)