Wayne and Ellen Brinkmann, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 21, 2013, with a dinner at The Hawthorne Inn, Labadie.

Mr. Brinkmann and the former Miss Scheidegger were united in marriage Sept. 21, 1963, at Bethany Church, Berger. The Rev. Reuben Bareis officiated at the ceremony.

The Brinkmanns’ children and their spouses are Bill and Lisa Ley, Washington, and Jim and Lorie Hagl, St. Peters. They have five grandchildren, Alicia and David Ley and Kayley, Karissa and Lexi Hagl.