Gary and Margaret Park Anniversary

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 12:34 pm
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Gary L. and Margaret L. Park, Rock Island, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Margaret L. Mayne, Orion, and Mr. Park, Moline, were married April 6, 1963, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline.
Their children are Capt. William D. Park, USN, Springfield, Va.; and Diane M. Hansen, Marion, Iowa. They have six grandchildren.
Mr. Park was employed at Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co. and Mid American Energy Co. as an electric meter journeyman, retiring Feb. 1, 2002 after 36 1/2 years.
Mrs. Park was employed at Bank of Silvis and Pinnacle Bank for 27 years. She has been employed as a legal assistant for William T. Phares P.C. for 12 years.
They are members of Sacred Heart Church, Moline.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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