The Edison Junior High eighth-grade football team won the Heartland Conference with an 8-0 record. Team members are, front from left, managers Kiara Craig, Elizabeth Israel, Courtney Bensenberg and Francescia Anguiano; second row, Alec Jacobs, Skyler Bertoli, Jerry Hudspith, Austin Trask, Donovan Ferrel, Noah Watkins, Trenton Banks, Kyle Plohr and Jacquez Vesey; third row, Travis Hearn, Shawn Dennis, Aaron Bries, Alan Campbell, Keiante Peters, Damon Mason, Sean Allen, David Xique, Hunter Neyens and D'Mario Patterson; fourth row, Jacob Israel, Garrett Ruark, Matt Beckhart, LaShawn Seals, Tanner Hamburg, Michael Long, Victor Perez, Ahmad Pulliam and Kameron Craig; and back row, coach Chris Suhr, coach Joe Mowen, Kobie Davis, coach Tim Carroll, Alex Andrews, Jeff Gordon, Drew Thomas, Aaron Crose, Brady McCready, Corey Freeman, Casey Comodore, Sam Little, Ramon Taylor, coach Greg Beckhart and coach Derrick Beckhart.
Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.