Loran K. York and Karen Sanders York will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Oct. 12. They were married in Dawson in 1963. Loran attended Washington Township School, and Karen attended Dawson High School, where hers was the last class to graduate from Dawson High. The couple lived in Chicago for 20 years, moving to Yukon, Okla. in 1982, where they now reside.