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CELEBRATIONS October 6, 2015

50th open house for McClanahans on Oct. 11
Charles and Wanda McClanahan of Paris Crossing will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house given by their children. The celebration will take place Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. at Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing.
Mr. McClanahan and the former Wanda Malcomb were married Oct. 3, 1965, at Lick Branch Church in Deputy.
Mr. McClanahan is retired from Cummins Engine Co. and his wife retired from Madison State Hospital. They are members of Coffee Creek Christian Church.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Robert, Roberta Kroger celebrate with family
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kroger of Westport recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary at a private dinner with their children and grandchildren.
Mr. Kroger and the former Roberta Larison were married Sept. 19, 1970 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg.
Mr. Kroger worked for American Lifts in Greensburg and has recently worked for One Solution Logistics. Mrs. Kroger has been a hairstylist since 1969 and has worked at Magic Mirror and The Fair Lady in Westport and most recently out of her home.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stephen, Susan Heitzman celebrate 50th anniversary
Stephen and Susan Heitzman of North Vernon recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Heitzman and the former Susan Jo Hall were married August 14, 1965, at Roosevelt-Temple United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Rev. E. Lynn Champion officiated the ceremony.
Mr. Heitzman is a retired educator and his wife is also retired. They are both members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in North Vernon. She is also a member of Inter Faith Forum in Columbus.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Steve, Cathy Bertram to celebrate 50 years
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bertram of North Vernon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Sept. 26.
Mr. Bertram and the former Cathy Stevens were married September 26, 1965, the First Methodist Church in Nakina, North Carolina. Pastor Carol performed the ceremony.
The Bertrams own Hall Heating, Inc. in North Vernon. They are members of Madison Church of Christ.
They have three children, Willie and Leroy Bertram and Melissa Whicker, all of North Vernon. They also have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stan, Penny Bixler's 30th anniversary nears
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Bixler of North Vernon will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary September 8.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

James, Anita Galyen to mark 50th with family
Mr. and Mrs. James Galyen of Scipio will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

50th anniversary party for Gerald, Betty Manning
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Manning of Commiskey will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, from 1 to 4 p.m. at their farm near Commiskey. Live bluegrass music will be provided.
Mr. Manning and the former Betty Artz were married at Tea Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Bennett, the groom's uncle, officiating.
Mr. Manning is retired from Cummins Engine Co., and his wife is a retired nurse practitioner who worked in Columbus and North Vernon. They are owners of Stream Cliff Farm and members of Graham Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ron, Linda Lawson to be feted on 50th year
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lawson of Vernon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Vernon Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

John and Sheila Willis mark golden milestone
Mr. and Mrs. William John Willis of North Vernon recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Tennessee.
Mr. Willis and the former Sheila Kay Rained were married July 10, 1965, at Xenia Christ Temple in Xenia, OH. Pastor Richard Frum officiated the ceremony.
Mr. Willis has been pastor of First Apostolic Church of North Vernon for 28 years. His wife worked as a home decorator with Home Interiors and Gifts for 16 years and is currently the principal of Apostolic Christian Academy.
The Willises are parents of two sons, John (Carrie) and Joel (Linda) Willis, both of North Vernon. They have five grandchildren.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jerry, Fran Nolker will celebrate with a party
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Nolker of North Vernon will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance being hosted by their family. The celebration will be Saturday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. at Stutler Hall in Friendship.
Mr. Nolker and the former Fran Durbin were married July 31, 1965, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dewberry. Louis Brigitzer officiated the ceremony.
Mr. Nolker retired from Cummins Engine Co. and his wife is employed as a pharmacy tech at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital. They are members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
The Nolkers have two children, Gary (Kristi) Nolker and Deanna (Jeff) Jones, both of North Vernon. They also have 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend the celebration.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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