Binns-DeBlieck Engagement

Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 2:05 pm
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Announcement is made of the engagement of Amber Binns and Marcel DeBlieck, both of Rock Island. She is the daughter of Steve and Kim Binns, Moline. He is the son of Rick and Jill DeBlieck, Hampton.
The couple will be married at 4:30 p.m. July 26, 2014, at Copeland Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Dinner to follow at Fort Collins Brewery. Their will be a reception locally on Aug. 30 at the University Club, Moline.
Amber graduated from Moline High School and Illinois State University with a Bachelor's in secondary education and graduated from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn., with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies. She is employed as a site lead at the Rock Island Arsenal Child Development Center.
Marcel graduated from Alleman High School. He is employed as a union painter for Local 502 with Scott Decorating.


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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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