George and Connie Nitschke, of North Bend, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a small dinner party at their son’s and daughter-in-law’s home.

George and Connie were married Oct. 17, 1954, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Coit on Woahink Lake in Florence. They have lived in the North Bend area for 58 years.

Their son Steve and his wife Melani currently live in North Bend. Their son Scott and his wife Charlotte currently live in Lake Tapps, Wash. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

George worked for the soft drink manufacturing business in North Bend, and for the paper plant on the North Spit before retiring in 1989. Connie worked for three school districts and two banks before retiring in 1990, after 32 years with U.S. Bank.

George is a lifetime member of the Coos Bay Elks and the Coos Bay Yacht Club. Connie enjoyed memberships in Soroptimist, Eastern Star and Kiwanis. She has taught line dancing in the area for the past 17 years. Both are members of the North Bend Presbyterian Church.