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Published: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

90th birthday

Dale E. Kingsnorth will celebrate his 90th birthday on Dec. 29.

Dale was born in 1923 and is a life-long resident of Sycamore. His birth year also was the year the Sycamore Community Golf Course opened. This is where Dale spent a great deal of his 90 years. He attended Sycamore schools and is a veteran of World War II.

He married Lorraine Jossendal from Shabbona in 1949. Dale and Lorraine have two children, Julie Kingsnorth and Rita Kohler (Scott). They also have two granddaughters, Mary Kohler and Katherine Kohler.

Dale worked at Anaconda Wire and Cable until its closure and then at The National Bank & Trust Co. of Sycamore. Dale’s hobbies have been softball, bowling, golf, fishing and watching televised sports and he is a regular at his granddaughters’ athletic events.

Dale is often asked what it is like to have a birthday during the holiday season. He says with a grin that he used to get one sock as a gift at Christmas and the mate for his birthday.

Dale will celebrate his birthday with the senior bowlers at Mardi Gras Lanes, 1730 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, on Friday, Dec. 27, between 9 and 11 a.m. Join him for a few games and some treats. Cards are welcome.

50th anniversary

Bob and Pam Bowman of Sycamore will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

Bob Bowman and Pam Dixon were married Dec. 28, 1963, at First Lutheran Church of DeKalb.

They have two children, Robb (Tina) and Amy, and three grandchildren.

50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Burns will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, along with their children and grandchildren.

Russ Burns married Lola King on Dec. 28, 1963, at First Methodist Church in DeKalb.

They have two children, Natalie (Brett) Brown and Bradley (Kristen) Burns, and five grandchildren, Tyler and Logan Brown, and Colton, Luke and Savannah Burns.

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