William and Karen Bridges
Mr. and Mrs. William A. “Bill” Bridges of Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 30 in the basement of First Baptist Church of Franklin, 201 E. Jefferson St.
Mr. Bridges and his wife, the former Karen Ann Petersen, were married Dec. 30, 1962, at First Baptist Church in Vincennes.
He is professor emeritus of journalism at Franklin College, where he retired in 2003 as director of the Pulliam School of Journalism.
She is a retired area correspondent for the Indianapolis Star.
The couple have four sons, Karl (Rita), David (Connie), Michael (Amanda) and Colin Bridges; and two grandchildren.