Gary and Linne Salvevold celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Dec. 13 (above). The couple was married in 1969 (below).

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Gary and Connie Anderson, of Battle Lake, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 26, 2019. Their entire family, including seven grandchildren, marked the occasion on Aug. 2 at Mabel Murphy’s in Fergus Falls. Fun was had by all.

Robert and Marjorie Eastwood celebrated 77 years of marriage! They met as teenagers at Marjorie’s home, 5 miles north of Fergus Falls, when Robert was asked to plant the crops for her dad when he was ill with cancer. Her dad said they could not get married until Bob was 21 years old, she would […]

Anniversary: Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Wayne and Andrea Enquist! Love your children and grandchildren.

Happy 65th anniversary to Elroy and Arlene Anderson on Jan. 3. We love you, Steen Crew

Harry & Lorna Kiel Harry and Lorna (Wessman) Kiel recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 4, 1947, in Milaca and spent their early years in Minneapolis. Harry worked as a supervisor for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and Lorna as an intensive care head nurse at Unity Hospital. After retiring, […]

George and Joyce Sawyer of Wheaton will celebrate 60 years of marriage on September 27, 2017. George and the former Joyce Nelson were united in marriage on September 27, 1957, at Aurdal Lutheran Church in Underwood. They have spent their married years in Wheaton and have four children, Carrie (Mike) Gauger, Jill Sawyer, Craig (Kay) […]

Don and Judy Bradow are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were married September 16, 1967, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. Throughout their marriage, they have enjoyed spending time at the lake, traveling, watching their grandchildrens’ activities and being with family and friends. The couple’s children include: Janelle and David Thompson of Moorhead, […]

LeRoy and MaryAnn Quernemoen will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a private family gathering on July 15, 2017.  They were united in marriage on July 20, 1947, at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church in Oslo. LeRoy and MaryAnn have six children: Bruce (Lynn) Quernemoen, Nancy Wagner, Diane (Merrill) Holmquist, Brian (Lisa) Quernemoen, Marilee (Randy) Johnson, and […]



John and Betty Boen will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner party. They were united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1956, at South Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Rothsay. John and Betty have three children: Michael (Patti) Boen, Linda (Jerome) Jenson, and Lynette Boen. They have five grandchildren, Andrew Boen, Kristine […]

Hal and Donna Leland celebrate their 60th anniversary this week. They were married Sept. 2, 1956.

Marilyn and Ernie Sorben of Fergus Falls are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 31. We love you, Your children and grandchildren

Al and Ellen Hexum of Fergus Falls celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June, 16. They have five children, Kurt (Elise) Hexum of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Daryl (Laurie) Hexum of Roseville, Debbie (Dave) Grimm, Gary (Laura) Hexum and Dale (Michelle) Hexum all of Fergus Falls; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ervin & Hollie Hagen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday April 30th, 2016 with their daughters; Sue Johnson, Karen Mumford, Roxann Nyhus, & Sarah Alberts Along with their 14 grand children, 7 great grandchildren and other close family members.

Christabel Adix Jacobs and Alfred Jacobs Jr. celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 13, 2015. They met at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and went on their first dates in the month before graduation in 1949. When Al told a friend, “I’m going to miss her,” the friend replied, “Why don’t you marry the […]

LaVern and Marilyn Thompson of Fergus Falls, celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 17, 2015. A special evening meal with their children and their spouses was their wish for this special occasion. That afternoon LaVern reminisced with his daughter, Cindy Wessels, about their wedding day in 1955. Since she wasn’t there then, it was […]

Willis and Shirley (Hanson) Stelter of Moorhead are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. An Open House celebration is being held Saturday, Aug. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead. They have four children, Jon (Anne) Stelter, Chaska; Sherry (Doug) Thorson, Fergus Falls; Lori Stelter, Blaine, Washington; Scot (Vicki) Stelter, […]

Sister Arnold Ritchey, a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, will celebrate her Golden Jubilee with the Congregation on Aug. 2. Born Priscilla Joy in Fergus Falls, she entered the Rochester Franciscan Congregation from Our Lady of Victory Parish, Fergus Falls. Ritchey received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the […]

Willis and Shirley (Hanson) Stelter of Moorhead will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. An open house celebration will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead. They have four children, Jon (Anne) Stelter of Chaska, Sherry (Doug) Thorson of Fergus Falls, Lori Stelter of Blaine, Washington, and […]

Gene Davis remembers meeting his wife, Edna, like it was yesterday. It was the 1940s and he was in the Navy in Washington and Edna, whose last name was Peterson at the time, was a medical assistant there. “I went up to her on the street when she was walking with a friend and said, […]

Bert and Ann (Westman) Hoffman were married Feb. 20, 1955 in Roseau, Minnesota. The have three children, Deb (Dennis) Erickson of Underwood, Rob (Barb) Hoffman of Lake Mary, Florida and Pam (Myron) Mjelde of Fergus Falls, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Vernon and Lorna Hagerup will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vergas Community Center. Dinner will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Please RSVP by Feb. 7 to Lorna at 218-849-5285 or to Vernon at 218-849-6200. No gifts please.

Gary and Verna (Raw) Flatin were married Nov. 1, 1964 at South Immanuel Lutheran Church near Rothsay. They have two sons, Todd of St. Cloud, Darren (Julie) of Fargo, North Dakota and one grandson Jeffery of Hamilton, Ohio. They celebrated their anniversary with a dinner with their family, they now reside in Fergus Falls.  

An open house in celebration of Bricker and Jan Johnsen anniversary will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Stub’s Dining Hall in Battle Lake. Food, dancing and cash bar available. Please no gifts.

The 50th wedding anniversary party honoring Gordy and Sandy Kvern will be held Saturday Oct. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The American Legion in Fergus Falls. The party will be hosted by their kids, no gifts please.

Ronald and Karen Kupfer of Underwood formerly of Montevideo, were married on Sept. 19, 1964, in Spencer Wisconsin, at Christ the King Catholic Church. The couple plans on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Children of the couple are Rob and Stacy Kupfer of Detroit Lakes, Ronda Bursell of Marshall. They also have five grandchildren There […]

Richard and Barbara (Tjornhom) Nelson of Bloomington will celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary. They were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Paul on August 8, 1959. They are the proud parents of four daughters: Kari (Steve), Laura, Martha (Sheldon) and Julie (Nick) and nine grandchildren: Diana, Marshall, Rolf, Hans, Gunnar, Ingrid, Siri, Miles and […]

An open house to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Kenny and Helen (Unruh) Johnson, of Fergus Falls, will be hosted by their family from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Calvary Free Lutheran Church, at 1416 County Highway 111, Fergus Falls. No gifts, please. They were married March 5, 1944, at the Methodist […]

Brittney Brunski and Brandon Deckert are pleased to announce that they will be married July 19 in Mountain View, Wyoming, with Annie Deckert officiating. Parents are Don and Amber Brunski of Mountain View, and Bob and Laurie Deckert, of Fergus Falls. Brittney is an English teacher and coach at Pinedale High School, in Pinedale, Wyoming. […]

John and Shirley Bertram will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house in their honor from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1100 Friberg Ave., in Fergus Falls. No gifts please; let your presence be your present.

Gordon and Geraldene Tomhave will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on June 22. They were married June 20, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. They are the parents of the Rev. Greg Tomhave, Gary Tomhave and Gail Buss. They have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Dr. Wallace (Wally) and Marcene (Marcy) Cole recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hana Maui, Hawaii. They were married June 13, 1964, and have five children, and a number of grandchildren and step-grandchildren. They will celebrate with a family gathering in the near future.

David and Dolly Johnson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house in their honor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls No gifts please.

Gene and Carol Nygaard of Erhard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married on April 18, 1964, and have two children, Tami and Tom; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Roger and Eunice Digre will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., with a program at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at Life Church, located at 901 County Highway 116 (west of Walmart) in Fergus Falls.

West Central Area Schools will be sending three senior women to a memorable event that will honor the legacy of Minnesota choral music pioneer Alice T. Larsen, conductor of the St. Olaf College Manitou Singers from 1956-1983.  This one-time “honor” choir experience for grade 12 women is being scheduled as part of the 2013 State Choral Conference […]

John and Beverly Johnson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house in their honor from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the AmericInn in Fergus Falls. They were married on Nov. 2, 1963.

Eunice Thompson recalls looking at calendars with the lists of wedding anniversary gifts. “I used to see 75 and it says diamond, and I thought, ‘who would ever live to be 75?’” Eunice said. Well as it turns out, she did. Eunice, 92, and her husband, Tracy, 96, celebrated 75 years of marriage Sept. 9. […]

Fred R. and Mary Martha Smith celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 5 with their family. They were married at Concordia Lutheran Church in northeast Minneapolis.

The family of Tracy and Eunice Thompson is hosting a 75th wedding anniversary from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Park Gardens Senior Living facility.  There will be cake, coffee and French macarons served.  Cards may be sent to them at 215 Skogmo Rd, Fergus Falls, MN  56537.   Please, no gifts. The […]

Tex and Karen Larson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a casual gathering open house from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at their home at 2595 330th Ave., Rothsay. Barbecue will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by their children and grandchildren. No gifts necessary.

An open house celebration in honor of Peter and Dorothy Hermes’ 50th wedding anniversary is planned from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a polka party from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Ashby Legion Hall.

Mike and Marlys Lucy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family. The event is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at VFW Post 612, in Fergus Falls, followed by a program and music at 6:30 p.m.

An open house in honor of Jake’s 80th birthday, Ardis’s 75th birthday, and their 55th year wedding anniversary will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Bigwood Event Center, Best Western the Falls Inn, 925 Western Ave., Fergus Falls. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Susan, Steven, Kathy, […]

Roger and Debbie Ness will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with family today. They were married June 23, 1973, in Fergus Falls.

A 50th wedding anniversary open house will be held in honor of Norm and Carol Gunderson from 2 to 4 p.m. June 30 at the home of John and Terri Helland, 2029 S. Oak St., Fergus Falls. No gifts please.

Jorolf and Alice Ronnevik will celebrate 70 years of marriage this weekend with their 5 children and their spouses, 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. They were married on June 18, 1943, at Hedemarken Lutheran Church in rural Carlisle. Receiving cards would be greatly enjoyed.

A party in honor of Cordes and Lorraine Engel’s 60th wedding anniversary is planned from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Perham Living Town Center, 735 3rd Street SW.

Harlan and Judy Lysne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at the VFW in Fergus Falls.

Dave and Ardis Anderson will celebrate 70 years of marriage with close friends, family, and Sheridan House residents, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. They were married in La Crosse, Wis., on June 6, 1943.

Paul and Mary Ann will celebrate their 90th birthdays during an open house in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 308 East Douglas Ave., in Fergus Falls. The event is hosted by their children and grandchildren. No gifts please.

Gordon and Marian Grage will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary during an open house in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Zion-Sarpsborg Free Lutheran Church in Dalton. A program is planned at 2:30 p.m.

How does a girl from Quanah, Texas wind up with a farm boy from Doran, by way of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, of course! Bette admits that she was a bit more “worldly” than her now husband, Jeff, when she arrived at Hillcrest in the late 40’s from Eau Claire, Wisc. Jeff admits that his older […]

Ken and Kathy Jarandson of Fergus Falls will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren on a family vacation to Las Vegas. They were married on May 24, 1963, in Detroit Lakes.

A 30th wedding anniversary honoring Carl and Renae Rocholl on their 30th wedding anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Grace Lutheran Church, located on Highway 59 in Erhard. There will be a 10 a.m. worship service. Your presence is your gift.

Donald and Rose Auseth of Fergus Falls will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on March 2, with their family.

Soren and Mavis Kugler of rural Fergus Falls celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Feb. 7. A family gathering in their honor in planned.

The children of Gregor and Shirley (Muehler) Wegscheid wish to extend an invitation to family and friends to join in celebrating their parents 50th wedding anniversary during an open house reception and dance from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Lions Center in Verndale.