Dispatch, Argus closed today


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Posted Online: Nov. 21, 2012, 5:17 pm
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Offices of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus will operate on a holiday schedule today.

Customer service and advertising in Moline will be closed today and will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday. Classified phones, (309) 797-0333, will be closed today and will reopen Friday.

Quad-Cities Online, QCHomes and QCOnline auction walk-in and phone support will be closed today and reopen at 8 a.m. Friday.

Circulation offices and driveup will be closed today and reopen Friday. Circulation phone lines, (309) 797-0345, will be open from 5 to 11 a.m. today.

Because of the size of today's newspaper, many of our contractors will need extra time to deliver your package of holiday deals and savings in a safe manner. If you do not have your newspaper by 8 a.m. today, please call our circulation department at (309) 797-0345.

















 



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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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