James and Kathy Walker celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in late May in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, with daughter, Kori, and son, William, along with other family members and friends. They were married June 16, 1979. They met at Ball State in 1973. Kathy was born and raised in Michigan City and retired in 2017 after teaching at Michigan City Area Schools for 40 years. James is from Gary, and retired in 2018 as a stamper at Arcelermittal Steel.