Tiebreaker gives Myers Ness Guess win


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 6:34 pm
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By Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com
In a very tough 10th week of the Ness Guess Football Contest, Jeff Myers, of Moline, emerged as the $100 winner with an 11-3 record. The contest became a 14-game slate when the Rams and 49ers ended in a tie.

Myers was off by 16 on the Bears-Texans total score, which was at least seven points better than the other three with 11-3 records: Harvey Baker, of Milan; Roger Reno, of Rock Island; and Dave Sackett, of Giahanna, Ohio.


















 




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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