Watkins-Furlong Engagement


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 1:03 pm
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Announcement is made of the engagement of Liz Watkins, Taylor Ridge, and Zach Furlong, Xenia, Ohio. She is the daughter of Mary Beth and Dave Watkins, Taylor Ridge. He is the son of Scott Furlong and Angie and Carey McKenzie, Xenia, Ohio.
The couple will be married on July 5, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. The reception will follow at The Stern Center, Rock Island.
Liz graduated from Rockridge High School and the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She is employed as a contract specialist with Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal.
Zach graduated from Xenia High School, Xenia, Ohio, and the University of Iowa, with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdepartmental Studies. He is employed as a correctional officer with the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department, Rock Island.
Liz and Zach met while she was playing softball and he was playing football for the University of Iowa.












 




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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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