Phil and Sherry Roberts celebrate 50 years


Phil and Sherry Roberts of Walcott recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by hosting a family dinner at an area restaurant.

The couple were married on Aug. 16, 1969, at First Christian Church in Davenport.

They have four grown children, Andrea Schmidt of Walcott; Brendan Roberts of St. Peters, Missouri; and Clinton (Lisa) Roberts and Dane (Casey) Roberts, both of Minneapolis. The Roberts have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Phil Roberts has worked part-time as a reporter and columnist at the North Scott Press and Wilton-Durant Advocate News since 1998. He also was a news reporter and anchor at WOC-AM and the other Clear Channel-owned radio stations in the Quad Cities from 1997 to 2009. Sherry Roberts retired in 2012 following 28 years as a Davenport Schools teacher-librarian. From 2012 to 2018 she was the librarian at the Scott County Library’s Walcott branch.