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, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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