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Helen and Don Keyes celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this year and continue living in their own home.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
Helen and Don Keyes celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this year and continue living in their own home. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:07 AM

Don and Helen Keyes of Wykoff have reached a unique milestone in their marriage. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this year. Their love story began more than 75 years ago and continues to today, where the couple remains in their own home.

  • Health challenges can’t keep Spring Grove man from smiling, enjoying a good book
    Surrounded by pages and pages of information and stories just waiting to be read and discovered is where Bob Rodenz loves to be. This makes his job as a library clerk at Spring Grove Public Library the perfect place for him.  
  • Greeting campers is one way to greet retirement

    Someone who loves meeting people while enjoying time outdoors in nature may find a perfect retirement opportunity serving as a campground host, whether at an area state park or some other location.

     
  • Improve mental sharpness

    Staying active physically is important as one ages. But exercising the brain can also have some important health and disease-prevention benefits.

     
  • Wykoff couple’s love story continues after 70 years of marriage

    Don and Helen Keyes of Wykoff have reached a unique milestone in their marriage. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this year. Their love story began more than 75 years ago and continues to today, where the couple remains in their own home.

     
  • Rushford man finds fountain of  youth in music, staying active

    On a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon, Maynard Thompson of Rushford watched the ball sail out of the pitcher's hand and arch towards him. He took a mighty swing and hit a sharp grounder to the third baseman. He sprinted for first with the gait of an athlete a third his age. He beat the throw to first and triumphantly raised his hands in celebration.

     
  • Chatfield volunteers find new purpose for ‘re-tire-ment’

    Chatfield residents Bill Griffith, Gary and Donna Redwing and Betty Balcome know what “re-tire-ment” is: It’s when people get new tires so they can drive to Chatfield for all the various reasons and stop at the tourist center.

     
  • Spring Valley woman still  going strong at 100 years
    “I had an aunt that lived to 102,” said newly-minted centenarian Ethel, who pointed out her father’s sister seemingly set the bar for the extended family to live at least to their 100th birthday. Ethel celebrated reaching that milestone in Spring Valley on Wednesday, July 9, with family coming from across the nation to honor her. 
  • Spring Valley historian stays ‘young at heart’  by staying busy with volunteering, activities
    At 81 years old, Spring Valley native Mary Jo Dathe is the essence of young at heart. A true icon of the small community, known for her bubbly personality, Dathe is constantly on the go between volunteering, writing and visiting. 
  • The Flying Farmer
    Glenn Kinneberg and his Piper Cub have been through a lot together. The first time he laid eyes on her, the month was July, and the shiny-new 1947 model PA 11 had just arrived in La Crosse, Wis., from Piper's factory in Lock Haven, Penn. 
  • Preston senior citizen spreading love,  happiness through smiles and friendship
    Donna Gartner of Preston has an important role in her community. In the past she was an active volunteer in the community and her husband served on the city council. While she still cares about the development and success of her community, her role has changed to a more social one. She promotes friendship and family as she exudes happiness and joy, passing it on to whomever she meets. 
  • Preston man shares stories of military, career and family
    The life story of Art Callanan is one he has most likely relayed bits and pieces of to friends and family members, taking little time to think of himself as inspiring; though, it can be said that inspiration is simply found in the telling and listening of any life story. 
  • Mabel woman finds joy in volunteering Salvation Army ‘a good thing’ in Fillmore County
    Arlene Austin is a busy person. She and her husband grow corn and beans on their farm north of Mabel. She does not miss her two grandsons’ football, baseball and basketball games. She chairs the Newburg United Methodist Women’s group along with teaching in the church’s Wednesday Club program. She volunteers at the Mabel Area Food Shelf. She has also found a passion representing Mabel in the Salvation Army of Fillmore County. 
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