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Couples marry on lucky date


The courthouse isn't always the place couples visit looking for luck. But on 11-12-13, the Marathon County Courthouse was a busy place for weddings.

"We're happy, excited. Finally.. it's over with .. we're bound for life now," said Melissa Busche-Straley of Mosinee.

For Busche-Straley and her new husband, Tuesday was a day - and a date - to remember.

"I think when they called, they weren't particular about what time and I suggested, 'Well, let's do 10 o'clock because it's 10 on 11-12-13,'" said Court Commissioner Douglas Bauman.

After dating for seven years, these newlyweds couldn't pass up tying the knot on a date like 11-12-13.

"It's just fun and that's the kind of people we are. We like to have fun," said Busche-Straley.

There were other weddings at the courthouse on Tuesday, too, including one at 2 o'clock, making that anniversary 11-12-13 and 1400 hours.

"It's fun and I'm glad I get to be a part of it. It's one of the fun things we get to do at the courthouse," said Bauman.

Marriage certificate in hand, this couple already has their first evening of wedded bliss planned -- a nice dinner and telling their kids about the marriage.

"They have no idea. They've been pushing for it. They've wanted it. So this will be a good surprise for them too," said Busche-Straley.

The next lucky date to get married is just a little more than a year away. 12-13-14 will be the last sequential date of this century.

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