Shaner-Amato Engagement

Posted Online: Sept. 15, 2008, 2:43 pm
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Announcement is made of the engagement of Alissa Lynn Shaner and Jarred Frank Amato, both of Moline. She is the daughter of Patrick and Sharon Shaner, Moline. He is the son of Darrell and Jean Amato, Moline.

The couple will be married Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The reception is 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at The Golden Leaf, Davenport.

Alissa graduated from Moline High School in 2003 and Augustana College in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in biology. She is employed at Metropolitan Medical Laboratory, Davenport.

Jarred graduated from Moline High School in 2003 and the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed at John Deere Davenport Works.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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