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 Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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