Ron and Linda (Mayer) Highland celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 21.

They were married June 21, 1969, in Marysville. They celebrated with family and friends on June 8 with a reception at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Wamego.

Their children are Christel Highland, Kansas City, and Garth (Zoë) Highland, Omaha, and grandchildren are Clive, Otto, Iris, and Esmé.

Ron and Linda graduated together from KSU, he with a doctorate in veterinary medicine and her with a master’s in family economics. During that time, they lived in rural St. George and Manhattan. Ron’s career included two periods of military service, veterinary practice, teaching at KSU Veterinary Medicine while completing his doctorate, working in veterinary drug development, and serving in the Kansas House of Representatives for District 51. Linda worked in Home Economics at KSU, KSU Student Union, and her own food company.

They have resided in six states during their 50 years together and now enjoy life along the Kansas River at Highland Riverview Retreat.

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