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 Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.