Earl and Mary Billinger, Hays, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary July 18, 2009, with a family gathering and supper at their home.

Children of the couple are Cindy and Stan Boor, Laura and Mark Rome and Stephanie Meis, all of Hays, Lisa Scott, Wichita, and Galen and Kay Billinger, Derby. The couple have nine grandsons and two granddaughters. The couple have two great-grandsons.

Earl Billinger and Mary (Stecklein) Meis were married on April 27, 1979, in Victoria.