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By Erin Schwager

A lasting love story

Orchard couple share secrets to living happily ever after


February 20, 2020

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I do • Maxine and Marvin Haswell were married Aug. 13, 1950 and will celebrate their 70th anniversary in August. The couple said people should focus on the positive aspects of anything put in front of them.

Elvis Presley once sang, "Take my hand, take my whole life too, for I can't help falling in love with you."

As trends and fads fade, it seems people still gravitate toward finding good careers, a soulmate and creating families of our own.

Luckily, young people like me have grown up with people in our community to be some of the best role models for future generations to look up to.

Marvin and Maxine Haswell, a couple from Orchard, are well-known for being high school sweethearts. Although the couple doesn't think their story sticks out compared to others, several young people hope to...

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