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Anniversary- Allen, Dale and Connie
Anniversary- Allen, Dale and Connie
Allens to celebrate
50th anniversary
Dale Allen and Connie Scheidegger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22.

The couple was married Nov. 22, 1961 at the First Christian Church in Holton, with the Rev. M.M. Wright officiating.

Dale and Connie graduated from Holton High School where they were high school sweethearts.

Dale currently works as a bus driver for USD 336, and Connie works part time for Bar S Tack. Dale is retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Connie i is retired from the Jackson County Appraiser’s Office. They still reside on the family farm.

The Allens will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family dinner.

Their children are Scott and Sandy Allen and Steve and Aleta Allen, all of Holton. Grandchildren are Lannie Thornes, Taylor Allen and Nick, Justin and Cooper Allen. Great-grandson is Peyton Thornes. 
 
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Anniversary- Anderson, Duane and Marcia 1
Anniversary- Anderson, Duane and Marcia 1
Duane “Hap” and Marcia Anderson of Silver Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Silver Lake Senior Center, 404 E. Lake in Silver Lake.

Hosts will be their children, Randall and Connie Anderson and Deborah and Glenn Rees, all of Silver Lake, and Tammy and Alan Zlatnik, Rossville. The Andersons have seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Marcia Brooks and Hap Anderson were married Sept. 16,1951, at West Side Baptist Church in Topeka.

Mr. Anderson retired in 1992 from Dean’s Excavating after 24 years of service. He is engaged in farming.

Mrs. Anderson is a homemaker.

They request no gifts.
 
 
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Anniversary- Anderson, Duane and Marcia 2
Anniversary- Anderson, Duane and Marcia 2
Hap and Marcia Anderson celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Sept. 16. 
 
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Anniversary- Anderson, Duane and Marcia 3
Anniversary- Anderson, Duane and Marcia 3
C. Duane ‘Hap’ and
Marcia Anderson
C. Duane (Hap) and Marcia Anderson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11,2011, at Bethel Community Church, 6944 N.W. Landon Rd., Topeka.

Hap and Marcia were married Sept. 16,1951, at Westside Baptist Church in Topeka.

The Andersons have lived in the Silver Lake/Grove area, where Hap has farmed and Marcia has been active in the community.

Hosts will be their children, Randy (Connie) Anderson, Deb (Glenn) Rees of Silver Lake, and Tammy (Alan) Zlatnik of Rossville. The Andersons also have 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.
 
 
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Anniversary- Andrick, John and Isla
Anniversary- Andrick, John and Isla
JOHN AND ISLA ROSE ANDRICK
Andricks celebrate 50th anniversary
John and Isla Rose Andrick of Rossville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family on Sept. 9 at the Rossville Community Center.

John Andrick and Isla Rose Parnell were married Sept. 9, 1956 in Seneca. John was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Topeka and Isla Rose was a secretary at Stauffer Publications of Topeka.

Their children are Ron Andrick and wife Alice of Topeka, Janice Andrick of home, Brenda Brown and husband Rod of Rossville and the late Terry Andrick of Emmett. They also have been blessed with seven grandchildren, John C. Andrick of Emmett, John and his wife Brandy and Laura Andrick of Topeka and David Andrick of Holton, Kelby, Ethan and Kaylee Brown of Rossville. They have two great-grandchildren Mariah and Michelle Andrick of Topeka.
 
 
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Anniversary- Attebury, William and Martha
Anniversary- Attebury, William and Martha
Golden Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Attebury were the guests of the Owen and Attebury families at a dinner given at the home of their son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Attebury, last Sunday in honor of their golden wedding anniversary which occurred on Monday, October 1.

This was one of the outstanding social gatherings of the season, and clear skies and bright sunshine made perfect the celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Attebury.

The colors of gold and white were used in the table decorations of marigolds and ferns; potted chrysanthemums, a gift of the Owen family, and rose buds, a gift of a life-long friend of Mrs. Attebury, Mrs. Effie Hubbard of Topeka.

The napkins used at the guests table were a wedding gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Attebury. The beautifully decorated bride’s cakes were made by nieces of Mr. and Mrs. Attebury, Mrs. L.M. Attebury and Mrs. Paul Button of Topeka; and the groom’s cakes were made by Mrs. D.L. Button and Mrs. F.M. Welton of Topeka, sisters of Mrs. Attebury.

A miniature bride and groom, perfect in every detail, from the lilies of the valley in the arms of the bride, to the watch chain and high silk hat of the groom, were attractive table decorations, made by Mrs. Lawrence Attebury of Topeka.

Mrs. Attebury was presented with a beautiful Past Matron’s pin of the Eastern Star, and Mr. Attebury received a belt and buckle and tie clasp embossed with the insignia of the Masonic order, from the members of the Owen family.

Mrs. Attebury grew to womanhood in the Rochester neighborhood near Topeka. She taught school for two years previous to her marriage, in the Lipp district south of Rossville.

Mr. Attebury was born east of Lawrence at a town called Franklin, coming to the present home place in the year 1876, where he brought his bride, Miss Martha Owen following their marriage at her home at Rochester, October 1, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Attebury, both 74 years of age, are enjoying good health and are reaping a happy harvest in contentment and well-being from the successful years spent on their farm.

The guests included: Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Attebury, Mrs. D.L. Button, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Button, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Welton, Mrs. Harold Warnock, and Galen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Button, Darlene and Billie, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Paramore and Dorothy Jean, Mrs. Arlow Stuart, Joan and Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Owen and Norma Ann, Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Attebury, Miss Olive Owen, Miss Gladys Owen, Miss Esther Welton, Mrs. Merritt, Mr. Carroll Owen of Topeka; Mrs. Alice Neiswender, Mr. Raymond Neiswender, Silver Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wright, Rex, Max and Zoe of Manhattan; Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Button, Jack and Marylyn of Meriden; Mr. O.E. Attebury, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Towne, Robert, Richard and Harry, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Attebury of Auburn, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Attebury.
 
 
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Anniversary- Aubert, Clyde and Marlene
Anniversary- Aubert, Clyde and Marlene
Auberts celebrate 40th wedding anniversary
Clyde and Marlene Aubert, St. Marys, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, July 24,2011. They were married July 24,1971, at the St. Marys Immaculate Conception Church.

Clyde is retired from the State of Kansas and Marlene works for The St. Marys State Bank. Their children are Tracey (Paul) Bearman of Wamego, Michelle (Duane) Rohr of Spring Hill, Jennifer (Jeremy) Riedel of Quinter, and Daniel (Jessica) Aubert of Rossville. Clyde and Marlene have 11 grand-children.

They were surprised on July 16 with a 40th wedding anniversary party hosted by their children in Rossville.
 
 
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Anniversary- Aubert, James and Henrietta 1
Anniversary- Aubert, James and Henrietta 1
Golden Anniversary for Auberts
James and Henrietta Aubert, St. Marys, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 18, with a noon Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church. A reception, hosted by their children, will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Centennial Building; a dance will begin at 8 p.m.

The 13 children of the couple are: Clyde, Marvin, and Fred Aubert, and Alice Bertels, St. Marys; Lucille Hines, Chapman; Mary Jean Kuehler, St. George; Mary Jane Akin, Silver Lake; Karen Johnson, Emmett; Charles Aubert (deceased); Louise Schutter, Emporia; Phyllis Sorrells and Delores Borders, Havensville; and John Aubert, Emmett. They have 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

James Aubert and Henrietta Hesse were married April 12,1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, Newbury, Paxico.

Mr. Aubert retired in 1988 from Topeka State Hospital. Mrs. Aubert is a homemaker.

The couple requests no gifts, please.
 
 
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Anniversary- Aubert, James and Henrietta 2
Anniversary- Aubert, James and Henrietta 2
JIM AND HENRIETTA AUBERT
To celebrate 60th wedding anniversary
James (Jim) and Henrietta Hesse Aubert, members of Immaculate Conception Church, St. Marys, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 13,2008.

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the St. Marys Senior Citizen Center. They request no gifts.

The couple was married at Sacred Heart Church, Paxico, April 12, 1948, with Father Florian Reichert officiating.

Their children and their spouses are: Clyde and Marlene Aubert, Marvin and Betty Aubert, Lucille and Ron Hines, Mary Jean and Dennis Kuehler, Mary Jane and Don Akin, Karen and Tom Johnson, Charles (deceased) and Jackie Aubert, Louise and Phil Schutter, Phyllis and Jesse Ortega, Fred and Ann Aubert, Delores Borders, Alice and Jerry Bertels, John and Anita Aubert.

They have 37 living grandchildren (three deceased) and 34 great-grand-children.
 
 
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Anniversary- Ayres, B.W. and Ida
Anniversary- Ayres, B.W. and Ida
FORMER ROSSVILLE FOLK CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
8 March 1945

Wednesday, Jan. 17, was the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Ayers [sic Ayres] and the occasion was celebrated with a luncheon for their family and friends at their home west of town (Uvalde, Texas), at 1 o’clock. Deliciously pepared meats, salads, pies and the traditional golden wedding cake, three tiers with decorations in yellow roses on a white background, were served.

Rev. L.C. Beasley, pastor of the Methodist Church, made a short talk an asked divine blessing on the aged couple and assembled group. Many other friends called during the afternoon and evening to offer congratulations.

Mr. Ayers was born in northern Illinois 38 miles from Chicago. He met his wife in Rossville, Kansas, in the spring of 1894 and they were married there the following year. In their half-century of married life they have witnessed many changes, but always held fast to their faith in God and the future of this great nation. Nobly have they done their part in standing for the things that have made life worthwhile. They have five living children, all of whom were here for the celebration. Roy and Clyde, both of Houston; J.C. of Bracketville, Frank of Uvalde and Mrs. A. Morrow of Uvalde. There are 15 grandchildren. All were present except one sons of Mrs. Morrow who is in the armed forces and has been overseas for 18 months in Italy, and the oldest son of J.C. Ayers, who is in the service in Dublin, Ga. Mrs. Flora E. Baker, of Topeka, Kan., sister of Mr. Ayers, was also present.
--8 March 1945

Mrs. Ayers in the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Hopkins, and sister of Ina Hopkins of Rossville They left here around 45 years ago.
 
 
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Anniversary- Badura, Henry and Betty
Anniversary- Badura, Henry and Betty
Henry and Betty Badura
Henry and Betty Badura of Rossville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a little trip back to the place where it began 50 years ago. They were married on July 8, 1961 in Rossville. The couple met locally, Henry a Rossville High School graduate and Betty a student at archrival Silver Lake. The couple lived several years in Silver Lake, before moving out to their farm. They have two children, five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bailey, Emerson and Edna
Anniversary- Bailey, Emerson and Edna
Celebration is planned
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson M. Bailey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. December 9 at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville.

Hosts will be their children, Gary and Linda Bailey, Wichita; John and Sharon Swan, Topeka; and Lanny and Phyllis Bailey, Silver Lake.

Their grandchildren, Laura Bailey Johnson, Colorado Springs; Diane Bailey, Wichita; Melinda, Melissa and Mirl Swan, Topeka; and Scott, Kelly and Mathew, Silver Lake.

Emerson Bailey and Edna Dean were married December 7,1934 at Topeka.

Friends and relatives are invited to come share our special anniversary and please do not bring a gift.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bailey, Ray and Marie 1
Anniversary- Bailey, Ray and Marie 1
Ray and Marie Bailey
Ray and Marie Bailey of Silver Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 25 at Northland Christian Church at 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd.

Marie Jensen and Ray Bailey were married April 30,1949, in Mayetta.

Their children are Daryl and Sheri Bailey, Tangerine, Fla., and Carolyn Heptig, Silver Lake. They have three grandsons.

Mr. Bailey retired from the Topeka Fire Department as chief training officer after 25 years of service. He then worked for 14 years for the State Fire Marshal as a fire safety consultant.

Mrs. Bailey is a homemaker.
They request no gifts.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bailey, Ray and Marie 2
Anniversary- Bailey, Ray and Marie 2
Bailey
Ray and Marie Bailey will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd.

Marie Jensen and Ray Bailey were married April 30,1949, at Mayetta.

Hosts will be their children, Daryl and Sheri Bailey and Carolyn Bailey, and grandchildren, Bill Heptig, Blair Heptig, and Paul and Monica Bailey.

They request no gifts.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bailey, Stanley and Ellen
Anniversary- Bailey, Stanley and Ellen
Golden Anniversary for Bailey Couple
The family of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bailey, Silver Lake, invite friends and relatives to attend a reception honoring their 50th wedding anniversary. The reception will be at the Silver Lake Senior Citizens Community Building on Saturday, November 2, 1991, from 2:00 to 4:00. The couple requests no gifts, please.

Stanley Bailey and Ellen McRoberts were married November 1,1941, at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Nelson in Topeka.
 
 
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Anniversary- Baird, Charles and Euseba
Anniversary- Baird, Charles and Euseba
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baird

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baird will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday, November 17, with open house from 2 to 5 pm. No invitations will be sent but they invite their relatives and friends to call at their home.

Mr. and Mrs. Baird were married in Dover by Rev. Gene Roberts on November 29, 1907. Most of their married life has been spent in the Dover community. They went to Casper, Wyoming, for a short time and returned to Rossville in 1947.

They have one daughter, Mrs. Esther Denton of Casper, one son, J. Park Baird, also of Casper, and three grandsons. 
 
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Anniversary- Barnes, Lester and Florence
Anniversary- Barnes, Lester and Florence
L.L. Barnes Golden Wedding

[handwritten note: son Ronnie lives across the street from your house- lives in the Dowling house]

Mr. and Mrs. L.L. "Chick" Barnes will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 7. Their children and grandchildren invited friends and relatives to a reception from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the city hall in Soldier. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, the former Florence D. Riggs, were married May 17, 1922, at Soldier by Rev. R.O. Gilpin. Their three sons are Ronald L. Barnes, Delia; Jarrel L. Barnes, Soldier; and Robert A. Barnes, Berryton. 
 
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Anniversary- Barnes, Ronald and Marilyn 1
Anniversary- Barnes, Ronald and Marilyn 1
Ruby Anniversary For Barnes Couple

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Barnes will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a reception at Ward-Meade Park, Preston Hale Room, on Sunday, March 13, 1988, from 3 until 5:30 p.m. Hosting the reception are their children — Jack A. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Lesser, Mr. and Mrs. Terry W. Barnes, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Barnes, all of Topeka.

Ronald Barnes and Marilyn Vanderwall were married March 14, 1948 at Soldier.

Friends are invited to attend.
 
 
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Anniversary- Barnes, Ronald and Marilyn 2
Anniversary- Barnes, Ronald and Marilyn 2
Ronnie and Marilyn Barnes
Ronnie and Marilyn Barnes of Topeka will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 29 at the Governor's Row House. 811 S.W. Buchanan.

Hosts will be their children. Jack Barnes. Sabetha, and Bill and Vicki Lesser, Terry and Debi Barnes and Ray Barnes, all of Topeka. They have nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ronald Barnes and Marilyn Vanderwall were married March 14. 1948, at the Soldier Christian Church.

Mr. Barnes retired in 1982 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Mrs. Barnes retired in 1991 from the Kansas Museum of History.

They request no gifts.
 
 
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Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 1
Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 1
Golden Anniversary
for the Joe Barneys
The daughter, nieces and nephews of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barney will be hosts for an open house in the United Methodist Church dining room at Silver Lake honoring Mr. and Mrs. Barney on their 50th wedding anniversary, February 23rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Alice Belle Redmond of Delia and Joseph D. Barney of Rossville were married in Lawrence February 24,1925. Their daughter is Mrs. Josephine Harkness. Their son. Dale, is deceased.

All friends and relatives are invited to the open house.
 
 
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Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 2
Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 2
Mr. and Mrs. Barney

Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Barney, Silver Lake, will be honored with a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Silver Lake Methodist Church.

Friends and relatives are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. The couple asks that no gifts be presented.

The reception will be given by their daughter, Mrs. Josephine Harkness, and their nieces and nephews, Donald Redmon, Lloyd Redmon, Edward Redmon, Mrs. Willard Bryant, Mrs. James Olson and Mrs. William Ballard, all of Topeka.
 
 
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Anniversary- Barr, Robert and Elsie
Anniversary- Barr, Robert and Elsie
Robert and Elsie Barr
Robert and Elsie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., Oct. 29, at the Sunrise Optimist Bldg., 720 NW 50th, Topeka.

They were married on Oct. 21,1956 at the Methodist Church in Silver Lake.

Robert worked construction for 44 years, retiring in 1999 from Senne Const. Co. Elsie worked 14 years at BC-BS and retired in 2000 from Seaman School Dist. after 20 years.

They have 2 children and 1 grandson. Shelley Gower and husband Brad and son Parker live in Topeka. Todd Barr and Margo live in Baltimore, MD.

Friends, neighbors, and relatives are invited to come celebrate with them.

No gifts please.
 
 
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Anniversary- Baumchen, Dan and Iona
Anniversary- Baumchen, Dan and Iona
Golden Anniversary For Baumchen Couple
Dan and Iona Baumchen, St. Marys, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 7. A reception is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church Centennial Building, 208 West Bertrand, St. Marys. Hosts will be the couple’ s children and their spouses: Chris and Bill Pannbacker, Washington, Paul and LuAnn Baumchen, Lawrence, John Baumchen and Angela Safranek, Encampment, WY, Anne and Larry Fitzgerald, Lawrence, Mary Baumchen, Sunrise Beach, MO, Joe and Marianne Baumchen, Topeka, and George and Libby Baumchen, Durango, CO. The Baumchens have 11 grandchildren: Jake and Molly Pannbacker, Washing ton, Colin and Cameron Baumchen, Hallie and Luke Fitzgerald, Lawrence, Megan Baumchen, Sunrise Beach, MO, Deven Baumchen, Topeka, Will and Jesse Baumchen, Encampment, WY, and Zane Baumchen, Durango, CO.

The family will attend a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5 p.m.

Dan Baumchen and Iona Graf were married August 7, 1954, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Emmett.

Mr. Baumchen retired in 1987, after working 42 years as a telegrapher-station agent for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked in Wamego, Clay Center, St. Marys, and Topeka.

Mrs. Baumchen retired as an elementary teacher at St. Marys Grade School in 1995.
 
 
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Anniversary- Becker, Bill and Dorothy
Anniversary- Becker, Bill and Dorothy
Golden Anniversary for Beckers

Bill and Dorothy Becker, Rossville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Dorothy Jenkins and Bill Becker were married in the Central Park Christian Church Chapel March 7, 1953.

Their three children and spouses are Steve and Sharon Becker, Golden, CO., Kathy and Jim Billings, Topeka, and Patty and Lee McQueen, Vilonia, AR. They have three grandchildren, Lori and Ken Murphy, Topeka, Megan McQueen and Kurt McQueen, Vilonia, AR; and two great-grandchildren, Emma and D.J. Murphy, Topeka.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Merchant Marine in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked as an auto body man in Topeka for 12 years, as an auto damage appraiser for seven years, and retired from his own business, Becker’s Appraisal, in 1988 after 13 years.

Dorothy worked as a legal secretary for 30 years and as Administrative Assistant for Judge Joe H. Swinehart of the Kansas Court of Appeals for nine years and Chief Judge Bob Abbott of the Kansas Court of Appeals for three years, retiring in 1988.

They lived in Topeka until 1955, when they moved to the country east of Rossville, where they still reside.

Bill and Dorothy Becker are happy and a bit surprised to realize they’ve been married 50 years.
“What were the chances of meeting my true love?” ponders Dorothy. “In the 1950s, I was a transplant from Missouri to Topeka, a divorced mother with two small children and no support from my former spouse.”
Bill, who was born in Topeka, lived in Seattle at the time. Dorothy worked with his sister in a law office. “He was also divorced, and she kept saying we were perfect for each other!” writes Dorothy.
They met in May, when Bill returned to Topeka. He met her children “and promptly fell in live with them,” says Dorothy. “By September, we were dating; by October, we were very much in love.”
They married on March 7, 1953. Bill adopted Dorothy’s children and raised them as his own, along with their third child.
“I think I fell in love with him because of his sense of humor and the fun we have always had together,” writes Dorothy. “We are both independent, but we never let that get in the way of our devotion for each other.
“We were 27 when we married and never expected to have 50 years together. When we married, Bill said there would not be another divorce, and that is how we lived. We settled any problems and worked them out. It’s been a wonderful 50 years.”

Note: Photo of couple in the news clip
 
 
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Anniversary- Bennett, Kenneth and Norma
Anniversary- Bennett, Kenneth and Norma
Bennett Couple to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Kenneth and Norma Bennett, Rossville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2005.

Kenneth Bennett, Rossville, and Norma Reicherter, Seneca, were married July 6, 1955, at Assumption Catholic Church, Topeka.

Their children are Mark Bennett, Topeka, and Yvonne and Doug Pollman, Barnes. Their sons, Randy Bennett and Dennis Bennett are deceased.

Their grandchildren are Krystal and Ross Inman and Dominic, Concordia, MO; Tonya and Ethan Ramsey and Harmony, Springfield, MO; Jason and Mellisa Bennett and Mychaela, and Tanner Bennett, all of Mesa, AZ; Kyle Bennett, Topeka; and Cody and Ashly Pollman, Barnes.

A family barbecue is planned.
 
 
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Anniversary- Berkey, Charles and Lyda
Anniversary- Berkey, Charles and Lyda
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berkey of Rossville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, September 29th. They will be assisted by their son, Mr. Don Berkey and his wife, their grandson, Mr. Curtis Berkey and his wife and their granddaughter, Miss Pam Berkey. The couple were married on September 24, 1913 in
Topeka, Kansas. No invitations are being issued, but friends and relatives are asked to call between the hours of 2 and 5. The couple request their be no gifts.
 
 
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Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 1
Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 1
A dinner party will be held Friday evening at Pardee’s Cafe to celebrate the sixteenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Don Berkey. Guests will be couples who have been in a bridge club together for a number of years. They are Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Laney, Mr. and Mrs. Less Beisecker, Dr. and Mrs. John Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hunter, all from Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Buzzell of Manhattan.

Mrs. Don Berkey sang at the Executive Mansion Wednesday afternoon at a reception given by the Research Club honoring the State President.
 
 
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Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 2
Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 2
Berkey s To Have Ruby Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Berkey, Rossville, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 15. in the Rossville American Legion building.

The reception will be hosted by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth V. Sibert, Marshall, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis D. Berkey, Rossville; and their five grandchildren.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests that no gifts be presented.

Mr. and Mrs. Berkey were married at Topeka November 15, 1941.
 
 
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Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 3
Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 3
Berkeys Will Celebrate Golden Anniversary
November 15, Don and Mary Jane Berkey, Rossville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Western Hills in Topeka.

Don Berkey and Mary Jane Nicholson were married November 15, 1941, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Topeka.

Attending the dinner will be Curtis and Jo Anne Berkey, Pam Berkey Sibert, Erick Sibert, Tiffany Sibert, Shana Sibert, Kevin and Angela Shriner, Keith Berkey and Kim Hesse.
 
 
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Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 4
Anniversary- Berkey, Don and Mary Jane 4
Don and Mary Jane
Berkey
Don and Mary Jane Berkey of Rossville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15 with a card shower.

Don Berkey and Mary Jane Nicholson were married Nov. 15, 1941, in Topeka.

Their children are Pam Sibert, Prairie Village, and Curt and JoAnne Berkey, Rossville. They have five grandchildren, two
step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson.

Mr. Berkey retired in 1979 as assistant treasurer at Santa Fe Railway after 40 years of service.

Mrs. Berkey, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and the Chicago Conservatory of Music, retired in 1979 as a piano and voice teacher after 30 years of teaching.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bertels, Eugene and Imogene
Anniversary- Bertels, Eugene and Imogene
Eugene and Imogene Bertels, St. Marys, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27 with the 11 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys, followed by lunch, and a reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the church parish hall.

The day will end with a party at their home at 108 Grand Ave.

Eugene Bertels and Imogene Weishaar were married April 20, 1954, at St. Joseph Church in Nortonville.

Hosting the events will be their eight children and their spouses, Mike and Catherine Rafferty, Eskridge: Rocky and Debbie Burrous, Tallahassee, Fla.; Martha Creevan, Rossville: Mike and Carol Bertels, Oklahoma City; Phil and Eileen Bertels, Maple Hill; Alan and Carolyn Bertels, St. Marys; Jerry and Alice Bertels, St. Marys; and Dan and Susan Bertels, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The couple have 20 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Mr. Bertels retired in 1989 from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. after almost 40 years of service.

Mrs. Bertels retired in 1993 from the Pottawatomie-Wabaunsee Regional Library after 20 years of service.

They request no gifts.
 
 
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Anniversary- Beseau, Don and Betty
Anniversary- Beseau, Don and Betty
Beseaus To Celebrate Golden Anniversary
Betty and Don Beseau, St. Marys, will celebrate their 5O'h wedding anniversary as guests of honor at an open house reception Saturday, September 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hammond Hall. Hosting the occasion will be their daughters and their spouses — Sandy and Joe Wright, Houston, TX, and Debbie and Mark Votaw, Topeka. A son, Jim Beseau, is deceased.

The couple has seven grandchildren — Shane and Dustin Adams, Bethel Springs, TN; Shanna Wright, Houston, TX; Chris and Tony Votaw, Topeka; and Lyndsay and Sydnay Beseau, Ormond Beach, FL. The Beseaus have three great-grandchildren — Seth Alaminsky, Pacen Adams, and Skylar Beseau. One great-granddaughter, Makayla Adams, died in infancy.

Mrs. Beseau has been employed at the St. Marys Manor for the past 23 years. She is presently serving as a part-time activity aide. Mr. Beseau served as Chief of Police of St. Marys for 18 years, and has worked in hardware stores the past 20 years until his retirement this past year. He served in the USAF in Alaska during the Korean conflict, and served a year in Vietnam after having been called to active duty with the Army in 1968. He is retired from the Army Reserve after 27 years of active and reserve military service.

The couple requests no gifts, please.
 
 
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Anniversary- Besta, Albert and Agnes
Anniversary- Besta, Albert and Agnes
Albert Bestas Married 40 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Besta of Wamego celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at the TradeWinds Cafe in Wamego Saturday night with their relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Besta are the parents of five children. All except their son, Averill Startup of Aspen, Colorado, were able to attend.
 
 
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Anniversary- Besta, Albert and Agnes 2
Anniversary- Besta, Albert and Agnes 2
MR. AND MRS. BESTA
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Besta, Wamego, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, Feb. 1 in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wamego.

Friends and relatives are invited to call between 2 and 4 p.m. The couple requests that no gifts be presented.

Hosts for the reception will be their children, Averill Startup, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Velma Colter and Mrs. Helen Richard, Topeka; Mrs. Marie Brazzle and Mrs. Phyllis Mays, Wamego.

Mr. and Mrs. Besta were married Feb. 6,1926 in Topeka and have lived in the Wamego community 40 years. They have 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
 
 
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Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 1
Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 1
MR. & MRS. BESTA HONORED
ON WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
A family reunion was held Sunday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta on the occasion of their 45th wedding anniversary. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters gathered at the Besta home bringing baskets of food.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Besta, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Besta, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Beavers and Dorothy. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brozzle and Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Richards and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Colter, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Besta and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Besta and girls, Mr. and Mrs. John Stum and Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Stum and Dianna, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cox and Juanita. Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Horak and children, Mr. Rudolph Besta, Mr. John Balusek, Mrs. Anna Kovar, and Mrs. Delia Simecka.
 
 
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Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 2
Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 2
Mr. & Mrs. Albin Besta married 45 years
Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta will observe their forty-fifth wedding anniversary on Columbus Day, October 12. Miss Teresa Balusek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Balusek of Rossville, became the bride of Mr. Albin Paul Besta, son of Mrs. Rudolph Besta, on October 12, 1909. They were married before the Judge in Topeka, Kansas. They made their home on a farm near Rossville. To this union four children were born, Mrs. John Stum of Delia, Albert Besta of Wamego, Ed Besta of Rossville and Bill Besta of Topeka. Mr. and Mrs. Besta have thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Mrs. Besta was born in Austria and came to this country with her par¬ents when she was three years old. She has two sisters and a brother. Her father was a shoe cobbler in Rossville and had his business and family living quarters in the building now housing Divine's Cafe. Mrs. Besta helped her father and her brother, John Balusek, in their shoe shop when business was rushing.

Albin Besta was the youngest of six children. His father died a few months before he was born and he and his brother and three sisters helped on the lam to support the family. The family home was located about eight miles south of Rossville.

Mr. and Mrs. Besta have spent most of their married life on farms near Rossville, moving to town in 1934, where Mr. Besta did trucking and odd jobs until 1940 when he established his present Rossville Dray Business.

The Bestas lived in a neat little home in the southwest part of town
where they moved in 1942.

Mr. Besta, at 71, and Mrs. Besta, at 68 years, are a devoted couple and Mr. Besta is quick to protect his home, and his “cookie” from anyone or anything which might hurt them.
 
 
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Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 3
Anniversary- Besta, Albin and Teresa 3
Mr. and Mrs. Besta Married 50 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11, with a basket dinner for the immediate families in the Rossville Community Center. Following the dinner, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the afternoon, friends are invited to attend an open house in the Community Center. No invitations are being sent but friends are cordially invited to all.

Mrs. Besta, the former Teresa Balusek, was born in Austria and came to this country at the age of three years. Mrs. Besta was born in the Rossville community. They were married in Topeka October 12, 1909, and to their union four children were born, Albert Besta of Wamego, Lottie Stum of Rossville, William Besta of Topeka, and Edward Besta, who passed away in December 1954 Mr. and Mrs. Besta have thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Most of their married life has been spent on farms in the Delia-Rossville community. They moved to Rossville where Mrs. Besta started his small trucking business in February, 1934. He established his full time Rossville Dairy business in 1940 and retired from his job in November 1958.

At the present time Mr. Besta, at the age of 75, does odd jobs. Mrs. Besta is 73. They live in their home in the southwest part of Rossville.


BESTA ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta were reminded of the open house to be held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, at the Rossville Community Center to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. They invite friends to call between 2 and 4 p.m.
– 8 October 1959

CARDS OF THANKS

Card of Thanks – We want to express our sincere thanks to the many friends and relatives for the gifts, cards and flowers we received on our 50th wedding anniversary.
–Mr. and Mrs. Albin Besta
15 December 1959

Note: Photo of couple in the news clip
 
 
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Anniversary- Besta, Ed and Nancy
Anniversary- Besta, Ed and Nancy
Besta vows reaffirmed

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Besta, Topeka, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reaffirmation of the wedding vows at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at the First Lutheran Church, Topeka. A reception will follow.

Hosting the event will be their children Joe, Brenda, Bruce and Maria and Susanne.

Ed Besta and Nancy Parr were married Dec. 23, 1958 in Topeka. 
 
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Anniversary- Betzer, John and Eadie
Anniversary- Betzer, John and Eadie
Married 60 years
Mr. and Mrs. John Betzer of Hillsboro, Oregon, were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary recently at a family gathering at their home. The couple was married in Topeka, November 1, 1896, at the Christian Church there. The Betzers lived northwest of Rossville for a number of years. They moved to Weiser, Ida., in 1908 and to Oregon in 1925. They have lived in the Hillsboro area since. Mr. Betzer was employed at Birds Eye for 15 years and later operated a grocery store in Hillsboro. 
 
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Anniversary- Bickford, Clifford and Pauline
Anniversary- Bickford, Clifford and Pauline
Clifford and
Pauline Bickford
Clifford and Pauline Bickford, Maple Hill, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and a card shower.

Clifford Bickford and Pauline Martin were married Sept. 18, 1954, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville.

Their children and spouses are Kathleen Snyder, Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Christina and Jim Bello, Cleveland, Tenn.; Joe and Carla Jackson, Hutchinson; and Darwin Bickford, Topeka. They have five grandchildren.

Mr. Bickford is retired from Santa Fe Railway’s Communication Department.

Mrs. Bickford is retired from food service with the Sterling (Kan.) School District.

Cards may be sent to them a 506 Sunset Lane, Maple Hill, 66507-9406.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bixby, Charles and Hattie 1
Anniversary- Bixby, Charles and Hattie 1
Mrs. C.A. Bixby was honored with a surprise birthday dinner last Sunday, February 19th. The date also was the 47th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bixby. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Bixby, Don and Ray Bixby; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bixby and Brenda, Mr. and Mrs. Osto Patton and Wanda, Mrs. Edna Mae Baker and Carolyn Sue, all of Topeka; Virginia White of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Griffin, Silver Lake. 
 
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Anniversary- Bixby, Charles and Hattie 2
Anniversary- Bixby, Charles and Hattie 2
Married 64 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bixby of Rossville will be honored with a dinner Sunday, February 14, at Silver Lake Cafe on their 64th wedding anniversary, given by their children. They will hold open house hours from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Silver Lake Cafe. Friends and relatives are invited to call. Mr. and Mrs. Bixby were married in St. Marys. They have lived in Rossville all their lives except for three years at Silver Lake. They are the parents of ten children, five boys and five girls. 
 
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Anniversary- Bixby, Oscar and Charlotte 1
Anniversary- Bixby, Oscar and Charlotte 1
Bixbys to be honored at reception
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bixby, Rossville, will be honored at a 50th wedding anniversary reception in their home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 30.

Hosts will be their children: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller, Delia; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jenssen, Rossville; Miss Patricia Bixby, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hinterweger, Rossville, and their families.

The couple has 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests that no gifts be presented.

Mr. and Mrs. Bixby were married November 25, 1930, in Delia.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bixby, Oscar and Charlotte 2
Anniversary- Bixby, Oscar and Charlotte 2
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bixby
60th Anniversary for Bixby
Couple; Reception is 24th
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bixby, Rossville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 24 at the Rossville Community Center.

Hosting the occasion will be their children: Teresa and Lloyd Miller, Delia, Genevieve and Donald Jenssen, Patricia Bixby, and Betty and Eric Hinterweger, Rossville, and their families.

Oscar Bixby and Charlotte Hurla were married November 25,1930, at the Sacred Heart Church in Delia. Mr. Bixby is a retired farmer. The couple has 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

The couple requests no gifts, please.
 
 
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Anniversary- Blush, Edgar and Ruth
Anniversary- Blush, Edgar and Ruth
Golden Anniversary For Blush Couple
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Blush will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Silver Lake Senior Community Center on Sunday, August 2,1992, from 2 to 4 in the afternoon.

Hosting the occasion will be their children, Terry and Judy Blush, Delia, and Rick and Sandi Blush, Topeka, and their five grandchildren.

Edgar Henry Blush married Ruth Evelyn Queen on July 27, 1942, in Silver Lake. Mr. Blush was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement and Mrs. Blush was employed by the Department of Health and Environment until her retirement

Friends and relatives are invited.
 
 
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Anniversary- Blythe, Gail and Margery
Anniversary- Blythe, Gail and Margery
Blythes to Celebrate Golden Anniversary
Margery and Gail Blythe, Maple Hill, will celebrate their 50lh wedding anniversary with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, February 20,2005, at the Dover Fellowship Hall, Dover.

Margery Logan and Gail Blythe were married February 12, 1955, in Dover. The Rev. Fred Paxton officiated.

Hosting the celebration will be their children, Nancy and Kenn Sommer, Alma; Betty and Darin Schwant, Dover; and Rodney and Candace Blythe, Maple Hill.

The couple has six grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey Sommer, Alma; Erin and Emily Schwant, Dover; and Kylie and William Blythe, Maple Hill.

Mr. Blythe is semi-retired from farming and Mrs. Blythe is a homemaker.

Cards may be sent to them at 288810 Hackberry Road, Maple Hill, KS 66507.

The couple requests no gifts, please.
 
 
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Anniversary- Boatwright, Norval and Dessie
Anniversary- Boatwright, Norval and Dessie
MR. AND MRS. BOATWRIGHT
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Norval Boatwright, Garnett, will honor them Sunday, June 23 with a reception in the First Baptist Church, Garnett, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in celebration of the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary.

Hosts will be: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Boatwright, Annandale, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boatwright, Sycamore, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Boatwright, Delia; and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Evans, Hays.

Mr. and Mrs. Boatwright were married June 24, 1014 in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Merrifield, near Kincaid. Mr. Boatwright taught for 46 years before his retirement in 1958.

The couple requests that no gifts be presented.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bolton, Wesley and Louise
Anniversary- Bolton, Wesley and Louise
BOLTONS CELEBRATE
50th ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bolton of Denver celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home at 1185 So. Sherman, on October 28, with a buffet supper, (a surprise.) Their two sons, Mr. A. D. Bolton and Mr. O. W. Bolton and families, Mr. W. L. Bolton, a brother of the groom and his family, Mrs. Bolton’s two brothers, Mr. C. M. Weisser and Mr. W. B. Weisser and families were present, making 26 in all. Mr. and Mrs. Bolton received many lovely gifts, cards, letters and glad wishes from their many friends and relatives. The Reporter joins the many old Rossville friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bolton in extending congratulations and kind regards to them. Mr. and Mrs. Bolton both are in fairly good health.
 
 
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Anniversary- Bond, James and Elizabeth
Anniversary- Bond, James and Elizabeth
To celebrate an anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bond will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 9, with a reception in the Lions Club Hall, Emmett.

Invitations have not been issued, but friends and relatives are invited to call between two and four o'clock p.m. The couple asks that no gifts be presented.

Hosts for the reception will be their two sons and families: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Bond of Emmett, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Bond, Delia.

Mr. and Mrs. Bond were married at the courthouse, Topeka, on May 8, 1911. They have lived south of Emmett since 1929. 
 
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Anniversary- Bonjour, Fred and Millie
Anniversary- Bonjour, Fred and Millie
Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Bonjour of Onaga, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Sunday at the home at Onaga for their children and grandchildren at an informal “at home” all afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bonjour have lived in and around Onaga all their married life. Mr. Bonjour came to Kansas from Indiana in 1855 with his parents in a prairie schooner drawn by oxen, settled on a homestead, living in a log cabin, and enduring drought and grasshoppers of the pioneer period. Mrs. Bonjour came from West Virginia with her father, the late R.H. Keeney. Mr. and Mrs. Bonjour’s children are Jasper and Ira Bonjour of Onaga, Mrs. C. W. Burton of Morganville, and Mrs. Frank Zickefoose of Rossville.  
 

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