Letter: Schilling's latest mailing ticked off this voter


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 3:11 pm
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What really ticked me off about that Bobby Schilling "newsletter" was his absolute arrogance. "
He" built his house single-handedly, or that's what he'd like people to believe. What exactly were his father and brother doing there? I knew his father Hank, for 40 years and was in the same business and we were good friends, so that business about building his own house, just rankles me.
And really, how many kids? Now that's arrogance.
He wants people to think he had that kind of time?
Gerry Leonard,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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