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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.