Jim and Ardelle Hanson are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month. They were married April 25, 1964, in New Town, N.D. They made their home in Kalispell until retiring to Boise, Idaho, in 1998.
Jim is a retired heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Flathead County Road Department. Ardelle is a retired Kalispell area banker.
They have two children, Brenda Staggs and husband Robert Buhler of Kansas, and Ron Hanson and spouse Karen of Boise, and four grandchildren.