Gardnerville residents Rich and Jill Bennecke celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 17 with an early trip to Maui.
The couple was married June 17, 1987, in San Jose, Calif.
Prior to moving from Chicago to Gardnerville in 2004 Jill worked as a real estate appraiser and Rich taught math for 34 years. He also performed as a professional magician and hypnotist.
After moving to Gardnerville Jill worked in the human resources office at Carson Valley Medical Center until retiring in 2011. Jim substitute teaches at Douglas High School, and is a member of the Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse.
The Benneckes have four children and seven grandchildren.