Letter: Editorial board thanked for endorsing a new approach


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:05 pm
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We have taken The Dispatch for over 50 years of our married lives! We haven't always agreed with the editorials or some articles that have been printed over these 50 years, but we are so proud of you for announcing in your Wednesday editorial that you are endorsing Mitt Romney as a "new approach" and the reasons why.

I'm sure you will get tons of grief over this and many horrible, hate letters, etc. from some subscribers, but thank you so much from us for taking this stand and publicizing your stand in your paper.

You are to be congratulated!

Margie & John Martens,
Rock Island












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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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