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Anniversaries

  • Donald and Ruth Buckthal

    The Rev. Donald and Ruth Buckthal celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
    The couple were married Sept. 7, 1947 at Immanuel E & R Church in East St. Louis, Ill.
    They are the parents of Diana Winston (Allan), Paul Buckthal (Nancy) and Dr. David Buckthal. Their grandchildren are Dr. Jill McCuin (Brandon), Joshua Winston (Cindy), Craig Buckthal (Ana), Eric Buckthal (Tiffany) and Dr. Julia Honold (Justin). They have eight great-grandchildren.

  • Earl and Olivia Leistner

    Earl Leistner and Olivia (Hildenbrand) Leistner celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 29, 2012, at their home in New Boston with cake and ice cream with their family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Leistner were married Aug. 29, 1942, at Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Mount Vernon. Their attendants were Leon (Hildenbrand) Leistner and Roland Lautner.
    Mr. Leistner is retired from the Spencer County Highway Department as a foreman since 1983. Mrs. Leistner enjoyed being a housewife and is still waiting to retire.

  • Brian and Juanita Cooper

    Brian and Juanita Cooper celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 19, 2012.

    They were married Aug. 19, 1952, in Keywest, Fla.
    The couple also celebrated the 71st birthday of Mrs. Cooper’s sister, Alice Fowler.

  • Charles and Virginia Polster

    Charles and Virginia Polster will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
    The family extends an open house invitation to all from 4 to 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
    The couple are the parents of Bryan and Anne Polster of Los Altos Hills, Calif., John and Tammy Williams Kay, Charles Klewin and Cathy and Don Hitz, all of Santa Claus.
    They have nine grandchildren, Adam and Casey William, Laura, Emma, Camille Polster, Hannah Klewin and Olivia, Gabe and Jordan Hitz.

  • Brian and Sandra Hess

    Brian and Sandra “Sam” Hess of Tell City will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 15, 2012.

    Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hess were married Aug. 15, 1987, in Lewisport, Ky.
    The couple has two children, Kelly and Jenny, both of Tell City.
    Both Mr. and Mrs. Hess are employed at Joe & Linda’s Radio Sales in Cannelton. Everyone is invited to stop in and wish them a happy 25th anniversary.

  • Larney and Joyce Greenwood

    Larney Earl and Joyce Ann Greenwood will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City. A reception will follow at the couple’s home, 1236 Main St., Tell City. Parking will be available in the back alley.

    All relatives, family and friends are invited to attend and asked to take a covered dish if they can.

  • Robert and Roseanna Gibson

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gibson of Bandon celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 20, 2012, with a celebration Mass and renewal of vows at Holy Cross Church in St. Croix, followed by a family dinner at Schwartz’s Family Restaurant.
    Robert August Gibson and the former Roseanna Louise Saddler were married May 14, 1947, by the Rev. John Herold at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold.

  • Norman and Sharon Lange

    Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lange of Ferdinand will celebrate their silver anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Ferdinand Catholic Church. A reception will follow Mass at the Ferdinand American Legion for family members only.

    Mr. Lange and Sharon Rogier were married Aug. 22, 1987, at St. Isidore Catholic Church near Bristow by the Rev. Keith McClellan.
    Their attendants were Carol Schwoeppe, Darla Sixx, Diane Harrison, Mary Cassidy Richard, Ernest Lange and the late Alfred and John Lange.

  • Jon and Kiffani Michel

    Jon and Kiffani Michel of Cannelton will celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary Aug. 10, 2012.
    Mr. and Mrs. Michel were married Aug. 10, 2002, at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

    The couple have two children, Dakoda Faith Michel, 4, and Sierra Katelyn Michel, 2.

  • John and Fannie Roberson

    John H. and Fannie B. Roberson of Canton, Ga., formerly of Derby, were honored with a surprise 70th wedding anniversary party June 27 at the Lodge at Bridgemill, where they now live.
    The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren and everyone at the Lodge was invited. About 60 people attended to congratulate the couple and to hear the singer Raquel Buspos, who sang the couple’s favorite songs.