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04/15/2014, 10:53 pm FULTON -- A surprising run by the Erie-Prophetstown boys' track team to a Class 1A third-place state trophy last spring ...
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04/15/2014, 10:14 pm In some ways, the 2013 high-school baseball season was a learning experience for Ryan Garrett. Besides learning to deal ...
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04/15/2014, 9:47 pm Rock Island boys' basketball senior guard Trey Sigel committed to Wis.-Platteville on Tuesday evening. The Pioneers compete in the NCAA ...
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04/14/2014, 10:59 pm ROCK ISLAND — A couple of early mistakes for the Moline girls' soccer team gave the Maroons a bit of ...
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04/14/2014, 9:01 pm MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Far away from the return of chilly climes to the Quad-Cities area, the Geneseo softball team ...
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04/14/2014, 8:12 pm When the 2014-15 school year rolls around at Sherrard, there will be several new faces among the Tigers' head coaching ...
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04/14/2014, 5:25 pm Having shown fans around the area what he's capable of doing on a basketball court, Rockridge High School senior Ethan ...
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04/13/2014, 8:56 pm KEWANEE -- For Annawan girls' basketball coach Jason Burkiewicz and Wethersfield boys' coach Jeff Parsons, Sunday's Lincoln Trail Conference All-Star ...
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04/13/2014, 7:19 pm The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus wrestling reporter Daniel Makarewicz was selected as the "Newsman of the Year" by ...
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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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