Joe and Maryann Stites Alexander, longtime residents of Olathe, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary, as well as Joe's 95th birthday this month.
Joe was born in Curlew, near Mullin, Neb., on April 11, 1922, and moved to Olathe when he was five. Maryann was born in Stratton, Neb., on Jan. 4, 1929, and moved to Delta when she was seven.
Joe and Maryann eloped and were married in Gallup, N.M., on April 21, 1947. They have four children, Dr. Jeri Jo Alexander of Montgomery, Ala., Teri Alexander of Olathe, Keli Alexander, deceased, and Mark Alexander of Grand Junction. They have two grandchildren, Arienne Hasto Huff of Delta and Craig Hasto of Olathe, and four great-granddaughters, Alexa Huff, Kylie Huff, Brianna Huff and Gwynneth Hasto.
Please come celebrate their platinum anniversary in the banquet room at Daveto's, 520 Main Street, Delta, from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.