Longest-Wright Engagement


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 1:03 pm
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Announcement is made of the engagement of Erica Longest, Colona, and Andrew Wright, Hampton. She is the daughter of Mike and Melanie Longest, Colona. He is the son of Dave and Sue Wright, Hampton.
The couple will be married on Aug. 2, 2014, at Christ's Family Church, Davenport. The reception will be held at the iWireless Center, Moline.
Erica graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, in 2009, and the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, in December 2012 with a psychology degree. She is working part time and attending graduate school for mental health counseling.
Andrew graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, in 2009, and the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, in December 2013 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed as a product engineer at John Deere in Horicon, Wis.












 




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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