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04/22/2014, 10:32 pm MOLINE – An explosive offense sure can help hide any deficiencies – real or perceived – that a team may ...
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04/22/2014, 9:30 pm ROCK ISLAND -- When Riverdale graduate Mitchell Keppy committed to the Iowa football program a little more than three years ...
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04/21/2014, 11:56 pm And down the stretch they come: Yes, we are already approaching the final week of regular-season play for the Black ...
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04/21/2014, 6:43 pm Not making the NCAA tournament in 2014 was a major blow to University of Illinois basketball fans, but coaches and ...
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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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