Bill and Linda Tubbs will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22 quietly at home at 302 S. 8th St., Eldridge, due to COVID-19. A family gathering will be held at a later date.
Linda Zoe Long and William Tubbs were married Nov. 22, 1970, at First United Methodist Church, Maquoketa.
Bill is a graduate of Iowa State University and served in the National Guard. Linda is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and taught at schools in Marshalltown and Bettendorf.
In 1971, Bill became the first full-time publisher at the 3-1/2-year-old North Scott Press. In 1974, Linda joined her husband as co-publisher. They will be completing 50 years of service in 2021 and are also publishers of the Wilton-Durant Advocate News and West Liberty Index.
They are parents of Aimee, Seattle; Anne (Matt) Olson of Urbandale; and Alisa (Joe) Sleep, Middleton, Wisconsin.
Their grandchildren are Clara, Nolan and Ella Olson, and Ava, Nora and Jacob Sleep.