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Colin and Char (Graves) Rose of Bryan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on Oct. 26, 1969, at the Butler Church of Christ in Butler, Indiana. They are the parents of Erik (Robyn) Rose of Los Angeles, California and Kristin (Christopher) Kerr of Larw…

Ted and Pat (Miller) Maneval of West Unity will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 18, 2019. They were married at the West Unity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Altman and the Rev. Allen Newby officiating. They are the proud parents of two sons, Todd (Deb) Maneva…

Nelson and Lois (Moomaw) Rupp will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on October 18, 2019. They have two sons, Carl and Peggy (Morr) Rupp of Montpelier and Gene and Joan (Nickloy) Rupp of Findlay. They have nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. If you would like to hel…

LeRoy and Marilyn (Kinnison) Held are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 9, 1954, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee. Their marriage was blessed with their children, Lucinda (Allen) Faulhaber of Edon, Debora (Marc) Grisier of Toledo, Sandra (Pau…

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Dukes of Bryan are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Duane Dukes and Sandy Hageman were married on Oct. 11, 1969, at Union Chapel Church of God with Rev. Keith Snyder officiating. Sandy is retired from Community Hospitals and Wellness Center-Bryan as a licensed p…

Ray and Patty Connin of Bryan will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. Their wedding was held at the First United Methodist Church in Topeka, Kansas. They are the proud parents of three children, Jennifer (Walt) Weidmer of Edon, Ryan Connin of Charlotte, North Carolina a…

EDON — The Edon Branch Library will be having a program for adults, age 18 and older, that will explore the beautiful art of glass fusing on site at Mudsock Glass.

Carmen and Ann (Rittenhouse) Cummins will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13. They met while students at Ohio State University and married the fall of 1969 after graduation. Most of their marriage has been spent living and working in Northwest Ohio where they raised th…

Becky and Doug Mavis of Edgerton will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7. They were married at the Edgerton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Martin. They are the parents of two children, Jason and Darla Mavis of Edgerton and Tara and Aaron Garza of Hicksville. They have b…

James and Janice (Loutsenhizer) Masten of Bryan are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Aug. 23, 1959, at the Lick Creek Church of the Brethren in Bryan. Both are retired longtime educators in the Bryan City Schools. They have three children, Jeffrey Maste…

An open house will be held for Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gipple, who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Ed Gipple and Sue Bechtol were married Aug. 22, 1959, at the Church of Christ in Montpelier. Ed and Sue have four children, Tammy Di Pasquale, William Jr., Jeffrey and Bonnie Fi…

Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Krill are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Darwin Krill and Shirley Kimpel were married on Aug. 16, 1969, at the original Church of Christ in Edgerton. LaVon Koerner and Maynard Moser officiated at the ceremony. Darwin and Shirley are the parents of three sons,…

Tim and Pam (Bernath) Oberlin of Stryker are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 9, 1969, by the Rev. W.L. Linebrink at the minister’s home. They are the parents of Brook (Mandy) Oberlin and Richelle Oberlin, both of Stryker. They have five granddaughters. A…

Kevin and Christine (Wolf) Jay of Montpelier are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on July 30. Kevin and Christine were married on July 30, 1994, by Pastor Alan Sanders at Eastland Baptist Church in Bryan. They have two sons, Thomas and Noah, both at home. They will celebrate with a…

Clark and Grace (Cordell) Moughler of Montpelier recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in the Smoky Mountains in a chapel in Maryville, Tennessee, on July 14, 1969. Together they parented seven children and have been reblessed with 13 grandchildren. A Golden A…

Dan and Debbie (Bryant) Hickman of Edon, previously of Camden, Michigan, married Aug. 2, 1969, in Defiance. They are the parents of eight children, grandparents of 21 grandchildren, great- grandparents of four great-grandchildren. Children are Doug (Julie) Fitch of Delphos, Melissa Hantz of …

Ron and Sharon (Peterson) Swank of Edon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on June 21, 1969. They are the parents of Bobbi (Ephrain) Villarreal of Fort Worth, Texas; Tina (Mark) Trausch of Edon and Tricia (Jason) Bloir of Edon. They have been b…

Mr. and Mrs, Robert L. Bowers are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Robert L. Bowers and Tamara (Sigg) Hall were united in marriage on July 28, 1979, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Napoleon by Pastor H. Glen Crabtree. The couple have four children, Nickolas (Nyla) Bower…

Harold and Shirley (Croninger) Carder of West Unity are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married June 28, 1959, by the Rev. Richard Campbell at the Kunkle Presbyterian Church. They are the parents of Julie (Chuck) Klinger, David (Sara) Carder and Brian Carder. They have …

Joseph and Constance (Rath) Cape will be married 50 years on June 28. They celebrated this milestone last year with an Alaskan vacation. Their marriage will be blessed at the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Edgerton. They are the parents of April Cape of Edger…

Don and Herminia (Garza) Stewart of Bryan were united in marriage on June 28, 1969, by Father Paul Dorley at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bryan. They have four children, Justine (Matt) Bruns of Delaware, Ohio; Jerome (Jenny) Stewart of Cincinnati, Jonathan (Amber) Stewart of Winder, Georgi…

Wayne and Harriet (Colon) Patten of West Unity are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on June 13, 1954, in West Unity. They are the parents of Cindy (John) Noveskey, Amy (Dave) Siegel, Russell (Amy) Patten and Ann (Steve) Cilley. They have been blessed w…

Bill and Deb Smith of West Unity were united in marriage on June 3, 1969. They celebrated the 50th anniversary on Monday. They have two children, Michelle and Matthew. Bill and Deb have been blessed with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Wyse of Fayette announce their 65th wedding anniversary. Melvin Wyse and Eloise Lucas were united in marriage on June 7, 1954, at Ambrose Baptist Church, near Fayette. They have three children, Gary of Toledo, Scott of Fayette and Michele (Bob) Bedritis of Portland, Orego…

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Frank of Stryker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Virgil Frank and Donna Kahrs were married on June 7, 1969, in Wauseon at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The couple have three children: Sherri (Mark) Taylor of Archbold, Jody (Mark) Hulbert of Defiance and Mandy F…

Coy and Cherie Jones of West Unity are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on May 26, 1979, in Fayette. They are proud parents of five children, Cherie, Laurie, Danny (deceased), Angie and Coy Jr. They have been blessed with lots of grandchildren an…

David and Suzanne (Hire) Nelson of Angola, Indiana, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on May 17, 1969, in West Jefferson, Ohio. They are the parents of Tammy (Rodger) Swank of Pioneer, Chris (Greg) Hopkins of Pioneer, Davy Nelson of Bryan and …

Frank and Linda (Schmucker) Middleton of Montpelier are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 9, 1969, at the Baptist Church in Pioneer by the Rev. Jan Garber. They are the parents of Michael (Shaniquea) Middleton of California and Stephanie (Jeff) Dresser of N…

Don and Betty Elger celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary recently. The were united in marriage on April 22, 1989, at the United Methodist Church in Defiance. They have one son, Richard Birkhold, deceased.

Duane and Barbara (Ridenour) Spangler will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on April 25, 1959, in Bryan, by the Rev. Grumbling at the First Brethren Church. They are the parents of Holly (Joe) Kolodka of Lodi, Ohio, Penny (Paul) Stoll of Edon …

Rex and Dorothy (Troyer) Short of Archbold are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on March 28, 1959 in Wayland, Iowa. They are the parents of Kelly (Brian) Carpenter of Pickerington, Ohio; Jodi (Andy) Herman of Edgerton, Wendy (Paul) Herr of Contin…

Darrell and Reynalda (Salinas) McKinney of Pioneer are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on April 17, 1969, in Virginia. They are the parents of Robert McKinney and Holly (Jay) Hughes of Onalaska, Texas. They have been blessed with four grandchild…

Marvin and Dolores (Leininger) Stuckey will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage April 4, 1959, in Blakeslee by Father Seites. They are the parents of Dean (Sheila) Stuckey of West Unity and Jeanne (Mike) Cupp of Fenton, Michigan. They have also b…

Rick and Lois (Anders) Baughman of Montpelier are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on March 29, 1969. They are the parents of Stephanie Friend and Melissa Baughman. Lois is a retired art teacher and Rick is a retired mailman. The couple have been…

Irv and Nancy Derks of Bryan are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on March 1, 1969, by the Rev. Edmund Burkey at the First United Brethren Church in Adrian, Michigan. They have two sons, Richard (Michelle) Derks and Michael Derks of Bryan. Irv and Nanc…

Fred and Helen Sanders of Bryan will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. The couple were united in marriage in St. Marys, Ohio. They have two children, Steve and Debra (Sanders) Kepler of Bryan and Allen and Cindy Sanders of Pineville, Kentuc…

The children and family of Mr. and Mrs. Arvon Byroads invite all to help celebrate Arvon and Fern’s 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Please send cards and notes to their attention at P.O. Box 135, Bryan, OH 43506. No gifts please.

Alan and Jane Hake of Montpelier are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on Feb. 22, 1969, at the Bethlehem Christian Union Church by the Rev. Phil Harrison. They are the parents of Shannon (Mike) Trausch of Edon and Rob of West Unity. They have two…

Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Schelling of rural Pioneer will observe their Golden Anniversary with an open house on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Montpelier Moose Lodge. Charlie and Joyce were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, 1969, at St. Paul’s United Met…

Rodger and Nancy (Nafziger) Jaggers of Stryker were united in marriage on Jan. 31, 1954, 65 years ago, by the Rev. Hilt in his home in Stryker. Frank Jaggers, brother of the groom, stood up for the couple, along with Leann Graug, long time best friend of the bride. To celebrate, the couple w…

Dennis and Mary (Horton) Ruetz of Pioneer are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on Jan. 18, 1969, at the former Clay United Methodist Church by Rev. James Rice. They are the parents of Donya (Brian) Harrington of Montpelier and Staci (Chad) Dennis…

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hallock of Bryan are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Jack Lehr Hallock and Penny Annett Barger were united in marriage on Nov. 28, 1958, at Capilla-de, San Antonio, Texas. They are the parents of Jack Jr. and Todd of Bryan and Kurt of Cincinnati. They have been …

Ronald and Rebecca Brown are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Ronnie and Becky were united in marriage on Dec. 6, 1958, in Stryker. They are the parents of two children, Jerry Brown and Ron Brown of Montpelier. They have been blessed with four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Celebrating 55 years of marriage on Nov. 23, are Harold Thurman Morrison and Mary Ann Moody Morrison. They were married in Columbus, Georgia, in 1963 where Thurman Morrison was stationed at the Fort Benning Army Base. They now reside in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and are the parents of a daughter …

Carroll and Patty Kreescher are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22. They were united in marriage on Nov. 22. 1968, at St. Paul Methodist Church in Montpelier by the Rev. Wentz. They have two sons, the late Andrew Kreescher and Patrick (Kerry) Kreescher of Montpelier. They …

Please join Duane and Onalee Knisely, along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary to be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Lakeview Church, 4616 E. Territorial Road, Camden, Michigan (Merry Lake area, just north of Pioneer). It w…

Tom and Karla (Mavis) Stark of Edgerton are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married on Nov. 9, 1968, and have four children and 10 grandchildren. An open house will be held in their honor on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the commons area in Edgerton High School.

Larry and Carolyn Davenport of Bryan are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on Nov. 2, 1968, in Montpelier. They are the parents of two children, Paula and Jeff, and have been blessed with five grandchildren. They will be celebrating 50 years of ma…

Martin and Dee Cox of Bryan are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were united in marriage on Oct. 26, 1968, at the First Church of Christ in Bryan. They are the parents of two children, Julie (Alex) Yeager and James Cox.

Montpelier natives Marty and Barbara Freese recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the Big Island of Hawaii. They were married on Sept. 6, 1968, at the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. Marty is a graduate of Montpelier and Barbara (Ely) was from Pioneer. They are the p…