Class of '57 to celebrate 75th birthdays

Posted Online: July 21, 2014, 11:09 pm
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The women of Moline High School Class of 1957 are invited to a party at which they will renew friendships and celebrate their 75th birthdays. It will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Elim Covenant Church, 5201 18th Ave., Moline.

Partygoers should bring pictures of themselves when they were younger so that the group can see changes over the years.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to Lynette Anderson Marr at 309-791-0154 or


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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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