The Edison Junior High seventh-grade football team won the Heartland Conference with a 7-0 record. Team members are, front from left, manager Francescia Anguiano, Josh Bebber, Joseph Delong,Jeremy Kaiser, Deion Stewart-Parks, P.T. Boeye, Josh Huisman, Quincy Lovelady, Justin Randle and manager Courtney Bensenberg; second row, manager Elizabeth Israel, Robert Bagley, Frank Warbrough, Deangelo Horne, Demari Craig, Stephon Simelton, Jalen Reed, Roland Wesseh, Kaleb Villareal, Alith Ayuen and manager Kiara Craig; third row, Jonathan Hudspith, Mohamed Juma, Justin Harris, Clayton Thomas, A.J. Williams, Jordan Vesey, Cade Green, Darrius Nelson, Trevor Meguffy and coach Derrick Beckhart; and back row, coach Chris Suhr, coach Greg Beckhart, Javontae Rush, Michail Sudberry, Aquavion Austin, Ryan O'Mary, Marquan Dixon, Vyshar Garrard, Jordan Humphrey, Jack Fulscher, Oliver McDowell, coach Tim Carroll, Michael Holliday and coach Joe Mowen.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.