On Oct. 14 Shayne and Denise (McKenzie) LaBudda are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their marriage. Shayne is originally from Mauston, and Denise is from Minneapolis. They met as students at UW-Eau Claire, and have never parted since. They served as Peace Corps Volunteers together in Liberia, West Africa. Their family started in 1996 in Minneapolis. They have resided in Lancaster since 1999.
They have three children: Frances, a junior at UW-Madison, Julian, a high school junior (abroad on exchange this year), and Everett, in 7th grade at Lancaster Middle School. They can only hope their next 25 years are as rich and blessed as the first.