Bill and Betty McDonnell, of 212 E. Wisner, Alpena, recently observed their 70th wedding anniversary with a celebration at the family cottage on Lake Huron. It was a day of fun in the sun, followed by a family dinner and a bonfire and fireworks.
The couple's children are Beth (Marv) Hiske of Alpena, Kathy Ableidinger (Bill Lankheet) of Alpena, Peggy McDonnell (Mike Hunter) of Dimondale, and Mick (Nancy) McDonnell of San Antonio, Texas and Alpena.
In addition to their children, they have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Bill and the former Betty Miller were married July 6, 1942 in Detroit.