Boy Scouts will 'scout for food' Saturday


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 6:52 pm
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Boy Scouts across the Illinois Quad-Cities region will be collecting food donations on Saturday to benefit area food pantries.

Scouts from the Saukenuk District of Illowa Council will hold their annual Scouting for Food events in various cities in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. Some Scout troops will be going door-to-door collecting food.

Members of Moline's Troop 109 will collect donations outside several area grocery stores. The troop's Scouting for Food event will run from 8 to 11 a.m. at these locations: Hy-Vee on Moline's Avenue of the Cities and in Rock Island, Fareway in Moline, and Walmart in Moline.

All donations must be nonperishable food.

The food collected throughout the Saukenuk District will be distributed to area food pantries.

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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