• 25th Anniversary: Harold & Melanie Schutz

    Harold and Melanie Schutz of Mount Vernon will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2012. The couple was married at Trinity United Church of Christ, 505 Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, on July 11, 1987.
    They are the parents of two sons, Matthew and Marc.
    Harold and Melanie celebrated their milestone anniversary earlier this year with a trip to Las Vegas, Nev.

  • 50th Anniversary: David and Judy Whitten


  • 50th Anniversary: Calvin and Jane Ashley

    Calvin and Jane Ashley of Evansville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 23. Calvin and the former Jane Hix were married June 23, 1962 at First Christian Church in Mount Vernon.

    They are the parents of Ginger and Brian Talsma of Evansville, Kimberly Ashley of Evansville, Wendie and Adam Miller of Mount Vernon and Cheryl and Chance Farmer of Niceville, Fla. They have seven grandchildren.
    Calvin retired from the Marine Corps in 1974 and Allstate Insurance in 2000.

  • Anniversary: Tom & Nelda Hickey

    Tom and Nelda Hickey of Mount Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10 with close family and friends.
    Tom and the former Nelda Strahm were married June 10, 1962 at Calvary Methodist Church in Wichita, Kan.
    The couple has two children, Doug Hickey of Glen Carbon, Ill., and Joella Stiles of Newburgh, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
    Tom retired from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2002 after more than 31 years of employment. Nelda retired from Ivy Tech in 2000 after more than 26 years of employment.

  • 50th Anniversary - Forston

    David and Lois Forston of Mount Vernon are celebrating 50 years of marriage on April 14. They were married in 1962 in the bride's home in Grayson, Ky. David is retired from the Mount Vernon School District and Lois has worked over 20 years in retail while raising her children. David and Lois have four children: Kevin and Judy Forston of Evansville; Jeff and Michelle Forston of Evansville; Dewayne Forston of Evansville; and  
    Kelly and Rhonda Forston of Mount Vernon. They have five grandchildren: Neal, Alex, Kennedy, Brayden and Liam.

  • Anniversary - Marshall

    Harold and Donna (Martin) Marshall are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Nov. 11, 1961 at the First Baptist Church in Old Eddyville, Ky., by the Rev. Brother R.G. Shelton.
    They will celebrate this special day with their family including their oldest son Kevin, daughter-in-law Michelle, grandsons Brock and Blake, and their youngest son Kerry, daughter-in-law Lisa, granddaughter Shelby, grandson Zack, and great-grandson Kaden.

  • Anniversary - Rick & Kim Brooks

    Rick and Kim Brooks celebrated their 25th anniversary with family and friends at Salem United Church of Christ Heusler where they were married on July 26, 1986.
    Rick and the former Kim Grebe are the parents of Blake, a senior, and Dylan, a sophomore at Reitz High School.
    Rick is employed as a lead programmer specialist at Springleaf Financial Services. Kim is a dental hygienist at the office of Dr. Allan Knapp.

  • Anniversary - Handel

    Phil and Dottie (Shoemaker) Handel were married on Oct. 6, 1961 at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Caborn, Ind.
    They are planning to celebrate their anniversary with their family: Angela and Dan McNamara, Jenny and Todd Krapf, and five grandchildren, Drake and Drew McNamara, Alex, Corrin and Trevor Krapf.

  • Anniversary - Rutledge

    Bill and Sue Rutledge of Mount Vernon were surprised by their four children, Tony and Kris, and Troy of Mount Vernon, Suzanne and Dwayne of Evansville, and Tracy and Veronica of La Quinta, Calif., with a surprise 50th Anniversary celebration. It was a beautiful party with lots of family and friends.
    Bill and Sue were married June 17, 1961 in Junction City, Ill.
    The couple has 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Anniversary - Martin

    Charles and Carol Martin of Mount Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Atlantic City. Charles and the former Carol Christmas were married July 22, 1961 at Old North Methodist Church in Evansville.
    They are the parents of Clay Martin of Bloomington, Ill. and Cristi Sitzman of Mount Vernon. They have three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
    Charles and Carol retired from the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon in 1995. Charles was a teacher and Carol was a school nurse.