Mel and Ellen Richter of Great Bend will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a celebration from 2-4 p.m. on July 14 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Avenue in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their family.
Ellen Dirks and Mel Richter were united in marriage on July 27, 1948, at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert. They were employed by Tom’s Toasted Peanuts Company. The couple has three children, Don Richter of Overland Park, Lynn Richter of Buena Vista, Colo., and Linda Richter of Victoria; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.