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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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