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Together

  • 50th anniversary: The Jakobs

    Rainer and Sandy Jakob of Inverness are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary April 20, 2014.

    The couple, who have lived in Citrus County for 36 years, were married April 20, 1964, in Battle Creek, Mich. They are the parents of Michele, Marina and Rainer, and have seven grandchildren.

    The Jakobs plan a cruise to celebrate. 

  • 100th birthday: Evelyn Hewitt

    Evelyn Hewitt, who lives in Brentwood Retirement Community, will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 20, 2014.

    Born in Grantsville, Md., in 1914, she was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Monroeville, Pa., was a Girl Scout leader there and a member of the Monroeville Garden Club.

    She has two daughters and one son-in-law — Ann Holland of Citrus Hills and Susan and husband Walter Hughes of Sarasota.

  • 50th anniversary: The Ritters

    Harold and Betty Ritter of Inverness celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 7, 2014.

    The couple exchanged vows on April 7, 1964.

    Now retired, they are longtime residents of Citrus County. 

  • 70th anniversary: The Andersons

    Ted Anderson from Scranton, Pa., and Jane Clark Anderson from Fleetville, Pa., were

    married April 12, 1944, in Fleetville.

    Ted was in the Air Force during World War II, stationed in the Philippine Islands and Korea. Jane enjoyed painting and is a great cook and baker. Ted worked at Gleason Works in Rochester, N.Y., and they lived in Mendon, N.Y., until 1987, when they moved to Dunnellon.

  • New arrival: Owen Austin Cannella

    George and Susan Cannella of Inverness announce the birth of their grandson, Owen Austin Cannella.

    The baby was born March 16, 2014, at 2:22 a.m. in Matthues Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

    His parents are George and Jenica Cannella, formerly of Inverness. He was welcomed by big

    sister Aubrey Rose, age 2.

  • Engagement: Kirk/McDonald

    Kelley Jeane Kirk of Dallas, Ga., and William Dennis McDonald of Acworth, Ga., have announced their engagement.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeane and Rudy Weddle of Floral City. She earned her AAS in electronics from Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta, Ga., and is employed by Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

  • Engaged: Barker/Felthoff

    Mr. and Mrs. William Barker of Lecanto and Mr. and Mrs. Brock Felthoff of Inverness announce the betrothal of their children, Brittany Danielle Barker and Dalton Anthony Felthoff.
    The couple became engaged March 15, 2014, at St. Petersburg Beach.
    The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of Lecanto High School and is currently attending the College of Central Florida, where she majors in medical office administration.
    Her fiancé is a 2011 graduate of Citrus High School and is now in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is currently stationed in Dubuque, Iowa.

  • 55th anniversary: The Foxes

    Gene and Marian Fox celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
    They were married on Feb. 28, 1959, in Springfield, Va. They have three children, three
    grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
    The Foxes have lived in Florida for 46 years, the past 18 years in Citrus County.

  • Engaged: Whitelaw/Thompson

    Nichole Whitelaw and Brian Thompson of Crystal River have announced their engagement.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Sonja Whitelaw and the late Charles (Nick) Whiltelaw of Crystal River. Nichole is a 2008 graduate of Lecanto High School. She is currently employed as an assistant manager at Cato Fashions in Inverness.

  • Wedding: Wilker/Mansfield

    Claire Wilker of Citrus Springs and James Mansfield of Reading, England, exchanged nuptial vows at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2013, at The Guildhall, Bath, England.
    The bride is the daughter of Donna Wilker and the late Larry Wilker of Citrus Springs. Her husband is the son of David and Audrey Mansfield of Reading, England.
    The couple will reside in Reading.
    A 2000 graduate of Lecanto High School, the bride earned her Bachelor of Science in 2005 at Spring Hill