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Get a ride to Pekin to watch Rocks


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Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 9:50 pm
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Rock Island High School officials are offering an affordable and comfortable option to getting to Friday's Class 4A Pekin Sectional championship game between the Rocks and Edwardsville Tigers.

The school will have two fan buses to the game, one for students and one for adults.

For students, the cost is $20, which includes a $5 game ticket. Cost for the adult bus is $25, which includes a game ticket.

Bus spots and tickets will be on sale today at the RIHS bookstore from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and inside the circle-drive entrance from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Boarding will begin at 4:30 Friday afternoon in the circle drive and the buses will depart promptly at 5.

For questions or more details, call Charles Butler at (309) 269-3663.



















 



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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.






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