Jim and Rea Spotts of Republic celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 21, 2017, in September with a 14-day trip by rail to the western states.
The couple was wed Oct. 21, 1974, in the former St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Republic.
Rea is the daughter of Ruth Braley and the late Jim Braley. Jim is the son of the late Mary Ann and Vernon Spotts.
They are parents of two children, Carissa (Eric) Boeser and Steven (Charla) Spotts. They have five grandchildren.