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Love story: Hit and miss, lots of bliss in Dick and Dody Dodd’s 60 years of marriage

The bumpy roads they traveled together might have derailed many couples, but 60 years after their elopement, Dick and Dody Dodd say they’re glad they didn’t give up when times …


Love story: Soul mates since they were in second grade: Clarks celebrate 66th anniversary

They met in the second grade at McKinley School and never looked back.


Love story: They have danced for decades – Don and Donna Ottosen celebrate 69th anniversary

Don and Donna Ottosen celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary March 18. But Donna received her gift two weeks earlier.


Love story: Couple’s in-home care business plays big part of 30-year marriage

In 30 years of marriage Toni Whisenhunt and Chuck Foster have worked side by side in elderly home care


Love story: Doellefelds’ life together full of hugs; quitting was never an option

Walt Doellefeld’s life began in 1942 in Nazi Germany. His father was a payroll officer with the Wehrmacht assigned to Gen. Erwin Rommel’s army in Africa.


Love story: First date at movies had really sick ending: After inauspicious start, Smiths will celebrate 50th anniversary

Fifty years of marriage, five kids, 15 grandchildren and multiple businesses – a lot has happened since Gail Coyte and Roger Smith first met in the halls of North Central …


Love story: Couple met in series of events triggered by basketball game defeat in 1967

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” is a quote often associated with famed football coach Vince Lombardi.


Love story: It took the saxophone to get his attention

When Nelson DePartee moved to St. Maries, all the high school girls, including Marilyn Hustler, noticed the tall, new senior boy.


Love story: Sailor’s snapshot marks beginning of enduring romance

It was 1967. He was a sailor stationed in Lemoore, California.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Love story: Couple’s rich history started in NC class

He spotted her across the room in a history class at North Central High School in 1955, and soon he had his heart set on making history with her. Ron …


Love story: Lost love found decades later

They grew up together. They dated in high school and sat next to each other at graduation. But it would take 40 years for Edie and Ralph Speer to finally …


Love story: Swept away in a red Corvette: The Carusos reminisce ahead of 50-year anniversary

Bill and Mary Caruso met in high school and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Love Story: Friday the 13th a lucky day for this Spokane couple

Some folks believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but for Dave and June Gilstrap it turned out to be anything but.


Shawn Vestal: The tale of how Pat and Patty met on St. Patrick’s Day

It was the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day, 1992, which meant St. Patrick’s Day season was well under way. Patty Henchel went to the Hi-Neighbor Tavern on North Monroe with …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Love Stories: Spokane couple’s bond spans decades and continents

After that first meeting, Evelyn Anderton called her friend and said, “Gayle, that’s my husband. I don’t know how, but he’s going to be my husband.”


Love Story: 42 years and counting for Spokane couple who fell in love in Africa

Though Nate and Pris Thompson “officially” met in Rwanda, their paths had crossed 13 years earlier when they both attended a high school/ junior college in Wessington Springs, South Dakota.


Couple’s messages in a bottle tie strangers together

Somewhere on the currents of Puget Sound is a clear glass wine bottle containing a conversation. It’s been floating with its cargo of letters for the past four years. When …


Love story: 40 years later, a crush turns serious

For 10 days they messaged back and forth, catching up on 40 years, and discovering a spark of mutual attraction that quickly became a flame. Freed from the student-teacher taboo, …


Love Story: Couple celebrate 70, and ‘such a rewarding life’

They say the value of true love cannot be measured, but when Glenn and FloraBelle Dobbins celebrated their 70th anniversary, Sept. 15, a friend tried. He gave them a penny …


Love Stories: Adventurous spirit bookends union of 60 years

It was 1953 in tiny Nichols, Iowa, and there wasn’t a lot to do. So Jim Porter and a buddy drove to the big – well, bigger – city of …


Arthur Hiller, versatile director of ‘Love Story,’ dies

Arthur Hiller, who received an Oscar nomination for directing the hugely popular romantic tragedy “Love Story” during a career that spanned dozens of popular movies and TV shows, died Wednesday …


High school sweethearts reunite, marry four decades later

“It was like no time had really passed by at all,” he said. “I looked at her and saw that 16-year-old girl I remembered.”


Love Story: After five decades, still ‘scrappily and happily’ together

Some people have the benefit of growing up in homes with parents who have loving, lasting relationships. They are raised within the strong, secure bonds of a healthy family, so …


Love Story: After 67 years, they’re still living on love

Jeanie Fuller’s life forever changed when her high school youth group merged with the college group at the Presbyterian church she attended in South Gate, California. She was 16 and …


Love Story: Romance got rolling on blind date at rink

Gordon Van Leuven wasn’t a fan of blind dates, but in 1945, a night at a local roller rink changed his mind.


Love Stories: Box of cookies sent to Vietnam was the spark that ignited their long union

Love Story: John and Darlene Rotell married in 1970 after spending a total of five days together.


Front Porch: Stories connect us, wherever we are

Whether at home or across the sea, it’s our stories that connect us.


Love Story: ‘Our life has been our honeymoon’

Secret teen marriage still going strong 60 years later.


Love story: Marriage lasted decades past mother’s prediction

Ruth Beck should have known it was true love when Herb Beck emerged from his hiding place beneath the cafeteria lunch table. Their high school in Eden, New York, had …


Love Story: Awkward ice breakers didn’t deter romance

The way to win a woman’s heart doesn’t usually start with a series of questions including; “Do you have a tattoo?” and “Do you chew tobacco?” But 20 years ago …