Paul and Karen Masscho Anniversary

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 9:59 am
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Paul and Karen Masscho, P.O. Box 442, Erie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner, hosted by their children.
Karen Carpenter and Paul Masscho, both of Erie, were married on March 7, 1964, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Erie.
Their children are Teresa (Jerry) Heilman, Ida Grove, Iowa; Dawn (Brett) Garrison, Erie; Michele (Jim) Hines, Colona; and Nicole (David) Jones, Erie. They have seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mr. Masscho was employed at Williams-White Co., Moline, for 36 years, and retired from Planetary Corp., Davenport, in 2007 after 36 years. Paul served with the U.S. Army from 1963-1966. He retired from the Erie Fire Department after 25 years, was a charter member of Erie Ambulance Service, past commander of American Legion Post 582 and served as president of the Erie Campground. He enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with friends.
Mrs. Masscho was employed at Farrals Hardware, Village Hardware and retired from Rutledge Electric in 2009 after six years. She enjoys spending time with family, geneaology, collecting local history and being a member of UMC prayer shawl ministry. They are members of Erie Baptist Church.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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