Makarewicz wins IWCOA reporter award


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Posted Online: April 13, 2014, 7:19 pm
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The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus wrestling reporter Daniel Makarewicz was selected as the "Newsman of the Year" by the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association. The state-wide award, which is based on wrestling coverage throughout the season, was presented during the IWCOA banquet on Sunday in Countryside.

Makarewicz, who started with the paper in 2008, is the second Dispatch/Argus recipient in the 42-year history of the award. John Marx won it in 1991.

Geneseo athletic director Travis Mackey (Class 2A) and Moline athletic director Todd Rosenthal (Class 3A) were named "Administrator of the Year" for their respective classes. Geneseo's Rich Sheley was selected as the Class 2A "Assistant Coach of the Year."

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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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