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04/18/2014, 10:05 pm ANNAWAN -- The Annawan School Board on Wednesday agreed to spend $68,698.51 to install a new telephone, intercom and video ...
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04/18/2014, 9:51 pm DAVENPORT -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has named local business owner Dan Huber to a four-year term on the Iowa ...
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04/18/2014, 9:25 pm Anyone interested in growing or selling medical marijuana in Illinois should be prepared for a daunting bureaucratic process and will ...
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04/18/2014, 9:14 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The Mississippi River is somewhat higher than normal, but is not expected to reach flood stage anytime ...
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04/18/2014, 9:11 pm Six bridge and road projects, including two in Rock Island County, comprise a more than $7.7 million state capital improvement ...
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04/18/2014, 9:09 pm ROCK ISLAND -- UnityPoint Health-Trinity's Crisis Stabilzation Unit currently under construction has been selected for a $250,000 national research study ...
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04/18/2014, 8:18 pm Rock Island-based Quad City Arts will receive $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts , the second largest ...
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04/18/2014, 8:15 pm A new, yet familiar, face will greet patrons to Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island. Tristan Tapscott , ...
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04/18/2014, 7:18 pm Easter egg hunt 10 a.m., Hereford Park, 400 13th St., East Moline. Free. Resurrection (mixed martial arts) and kickboxing ...
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04/18/2014, 7:05 pm Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year. 1864 ...
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04/18/2014, 4:05 pm Press release submitted by city of Bettendorf 18th Street Widening and Reconstruction from New Lexington Drive to Navajo ...
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04/18/2014, 4:03 pm Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Quad Cities: Just in time for summer, the ...
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04/18/2014, 3:56 pm Press release submitted by Dick Potter, Chair Friends of Linnea E. Thompson The Friends of Linnea E.Thompson will ...
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04/18/2014, 4:50 am Free meals served Saturdays ROCK ISLAND -- Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., provides a free meal at ...
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04/18/2014, 4:50 am MOLINE -- Girls have heard plenty of teen pregnancy-prevention information from Bethany for Children and Families, but administrators decided it ...
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04/18/2014, 4:50 am GENESEO -- A first-serving of the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be dished out from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, May ...
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04/18/2014, 4:30 am BETTENDORF -- Some people wonder if she might be undergoing chemotherapy since she wears headscarves. When Dr. Lisa Killinger, ...
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04/18/2014, 4:10 am The following churches reported Easter-related services and related events. Moline Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St.: --5:30 p.m., ...
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04/18/2014, 4:10 am DAVENPORT -- Churches are open between Easter and Christmas. The Hilltop Altar Crawl tour of eight Davenport churches will ...
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04/17/2014, 11:00 pm Helmsplitter, Disintegrator, Archimedes Death Ray 9:30 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave. $5. 309-793-1999. Quad City Rollers ...
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04/17/2014, 11:00 pm Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year. 1864 -- ...
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04/17/2014, 10:18 pm SILVIS -- Getting the Silvis School District budget in the black may require fewer teachers, reduced hours and other cuts. ...
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04/17/2014, 10:38 pm CAMBRIDGE -- The departing 16-year coordinator of the Cambridge School District's Bright Beginnings urged school board members on Thursday to ...
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04/17/2014, 10:17 pm CORDOVA -- Village officials on Thursday approved buying the "old Legion" riverfront property for $150,000. The property includes boat ...
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04/18/2014, 11:38 am Here is a list of some of the local Easter Egg hunts. All are free except where noted: Today ...
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04/17/2014, 9:18 pm In the three decades I have called Brent Carmichael my friend, never have I dominated one of our conversations. ...
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04/17/2014, 7:43 pm A John Deere combine clad almost fully in stained glass panels has been chosen as the centerpiece for a new ...
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04/17/2014, 7:15 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The constitutionality of a state law granting Elliott Aviation a permanent real estate tax exemption for land ...
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04/17/2014, 6:38 pm SHERRARD -- A volleyball player and a former board member appealed to the Sherrard School on Wednesday to reconsider its ...
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04/17/2014, 6:35 pm The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino, a move that improves ...
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04/17/2014, 6:21 pm Rock Island resident Sheron Jordan will be a contestant on the popular game show, "The Price Is Right," at 11 ...
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04/17/2014, 6:28 pm MOLINE -- Redevelopment of SouthPark Mall will be launched with a groundbreaking/demolition party on Thursday. The public ...
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04/17/2014, 5:20 pm The phone number to call if you want to order fish to stock a pond was incorrectly reported in the ...
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04/17/2014, 1:09 pm Press release submitted by Cresencia Burhans. CarFit is coming to Good Samaritan Society Davenport - Heritage Court, 3401 Schuetzen ...
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04/17/2014, 12:51 pm Press release submitted by Porter McNeil The C.A.U.S.E. (Coalition Advocating for Underage Substance Elimination) are TAKING BACK UNWANTED ...
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04/17/2014, 12:37 pm Press release submitted by Buffalo Bill Museum & River Pilots' Pier With the completion of its fourth phase ...
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04/17/2014, 12:31 pm Submitted press release Karen and Doreen Vroman will be hosting an artist open studio at the Added Touch ...
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04/17/2014, 11:16 am Press release submitted by city of Davenport St. Ambrose University/St. Vincent's Center Athletic Complex Rezoning Documents Now Available ...
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04/17/2014, 11:09 am Press release submitted by Ed Herrmann The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal ...
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04/17/2014, 11:07 am Press release submitted by German American Heritage Center Davenport, Ia- New Exhibit- Now Open! The World of Berta ...
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04/17/2014, 11:03 am Press release submitted by Quad City Botanical Center Arbor Day Friday, April 25, 2014. Noon - Arbor Day ...
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04/17/2014, 10:59 am Press release submitted by WVIK Federal budget time, again Coming off of a successful event featuring Cokie ...
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04/17/2014, 10:49 am Press release submitted by Hampton Historical Society "The History of Lock and Dam #14" Hampton Historical Society Meeting ...
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04/17/2014, 10:28 am Press release submitted by Illinois Department of Transportation COLONA/COAL VALLEY - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will ...
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04/17/2014, 10:21 am Press release submitted by Moline School District Board to Vote on New Boundaries for 2015-16 at the April ...
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04/17/2014, 9:43 am Press release submitted by city of Davenport Mississippi River Flood Update April 16, 2014 Currently the Mississippi ...
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04/17/2014, 9:35 am Press release submitted by Independent Scholars Evenings River City Radio Hour Presenting: Nashville Recording Artist ...
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04/17/2014, 9:26 am Press release submitted by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Without question, Doug Peacock has led an immensely interesting life. ...
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04/17/2014, 9:21 am Press release submitted by Eastern Iowa Community College Manufacturing jobs are available for those who look for them. ...
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04/17/2014, 9:17 am Press release submitted by Rock Island Public Library Begin Reading Here - With My First Library Card! ...
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04/17/2014, 9:06 am Press release submitted by readMedia ROCK ISLAND, IL (04/16/2014)(readMedia)-- At Augustana College, the Social Action Research class recently ...
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04/16/2014, 10:09 pm COAL VALLEY -- Village trustees on Wednesday approved a $1 million deficit budget for 2004-15, with Dick Stone opposing. ...
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04/16/2014, 10:06 pm ORION – School board members on Wednesday opted for 19.5-year bonds rather than 15.5 years, leaving future board members the ...
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04/16/2014, 8:55 pm Rock Island County's Republican Party elected a new chairman by a near-300-vote margin Wednesday night, while the Democratic chair was ...
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04/16/2014, 7:51 pm The Illinois and Iowa Departments of Transportation will hold public meetings next Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the impact and ...
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04/16/2014, 7:44 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Doug Witherspoon, a veteran, found one job and was busily looking for another at a jobs fair ...
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04/16/2014, 7:00 pm Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year. 1864 ...
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04/16/2014, 6:56 pm Jordan Danielsen, Jef Spradley Duo 8 p.m.-midnight, Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free. 563-386-1900. Learn to paint ...
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04/16/2014, 5:40 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The Illinois Department of Employment Security collected $7.2 million in penalties last year from 3,493 employers who ...
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04/16/2014, 5:34 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Rock Island County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek has stopped claiming mileage expenses for his daily commute from ...
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04/16/2014, 5:17 pm Alcoa has narrowed a list of nearly 2,000 suggestions for names for the eaglet in the Alcoa Eagle's Nest to ...
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04/17/2014, 9:34 am Jesse White Awards More Than $670,000 in "Another Back to Books" Grants Over 159 libraries awarded grants Secretary of ...
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04/16/2014, 4:07 pm Press release submitted by Rock Island Arsenal Rock Island Arsenal will celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day from 1 ...
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04/16/2014, 4:04 pm Press release submitted by The Rock Island County Treasurer, Louisa Ewert Rock Island County Treasurer, Louisa Ewert would ...
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04/16/2014, 3:48 pm Press release submitted by Architects & Interior Designers, PC The Steering Committee for the 34th Annual National Association ...
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04/16/2014, 3:35 pm Press release submitted by Henry and Stark County Health Departments "HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS EASTER EGG FOOD SAFETY SUGGESTIONS" ...
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04/16/2014, 1:09 pm Press release submitted by Rock Island Police The Rock Island Police Department wants to remind motorist that use ...
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04/16/2014, 1:06 pm Press release submitted by St. Ambrose This edition includes events occurring during the month of May. ...
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04/16/2014, 1:02 pm Press release submitted by St. Ambrose ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES SPRING COMMENCEMENT EVENTS DAVENPORT, Iowa—St. Ambrose ...
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04/16/2014, 11:51 am Press release submitted by the Rock Island Conservation Club. The Rock Island Conservation Club, 2421 Big Island Parkway, Milan, ...
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04/16/2014, 11:41 am Press release submitted by Rachel Griffiths. BETTENDORF -- Workers Memorial Day Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, ...
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04/16/2014, 10:30 am Press release submitted by Moline School District District to host community information session on new teacher evaluation system ...
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04/16/2014, 10:09 am Press release submitted by WIU WIU Signs Honors Agreement with Highland Community College MOLINE/FREEPORT, IL – Western ...
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04/16/2014, 9:59 am Press release submitted by Timothy Leibold. For the past 16 years, Mike Lewis, who is known as the Jesus ...
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04/16/2014, 9:57 am Press release submitted by East Bluff and East Side Neighborhood Associations Annual Davenport Service Fair Expo Saturday, April ...
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04/16/2014, 9:52 am Press release submitted by Rotary Club of Rock Island On Tuesday, April 22, The Rotary Club of Rock ...
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04/16/2014, 9:47 am Press release submitted by Deputy Chief Jason Foy, city of Rock Island Each year, the second full week of ...
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04/15/2014, 11:00 pm Songs of the Civil Rights Movement, Chris Vallillo 6:30 p.m., Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. 309-524-2470. Dance (John ...
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04/15/2014, 11:00 pm Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- ...
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04/15/2014, 10:14 pm By the time today's sermonette reaches you, my hope is Mother Nature has done her part and finally warmed your ...
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04/15/2014, 10:14 pm SILVIS -- City council members on Tuesday unanimously approved a new budget. Expenditures are projected at $4,008,000 with revenues ...
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04/15/2014, 10:14 pm The Hampton School Board on Monday approved a tentative 2014-15 balanced budget that projects revenues of about $2.3 million and ...
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04/15/2014, 10:27 pm HAMPTON -- Hampton Chief of Police Robert Fuller told the village board on Monday he is retiring after a 34-year ...
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04/15/2014, 10:08 pm MOLINE -- Aldermen gave preliminary approval Tuesday to donate or sell three city-owned properties. Sitting as the committee ...
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04/15/2014, 8:57 pm An incomplete list of Holy Week activities at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1450 30th Ave., East Moline, appeared in Saturday's ...
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04/15/2014, 8:21 pm ROCK ISLAND - The Rock Island County Board has voted to put a question on the Nov. 4 ballot asking ...
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04/15/2014, 8:22 pm MOLINE — A Rock Island Wal-Mart could offer benefits and drawbacks for the community, possibly at the same time, according ...
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04/15/2014, 7:10 pm The Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Organization of Augustana College will host "And Then They Came For Me -- Remembering the ...
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04/16/2014, 11:37 am To replace the departing Criterium bike races in downtown Rock Island, The District is planning new dirty art and a ...
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04/15/2014, 2:47 pm Press release submitted by St. Ambrose DAVENPORT, Iowa—The senior thesis work of two student-artists will be on display ...
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04/15/2014, 2:37 pm Press release submitted by Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge The U.S. Fish and ...
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04/15/2014, 2:33 pm Press release submitted by city of Bettendorf Tech Drive Turn Lane and Two 53rd Avenue Turn Lanes/Bettendorf ...
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04/15/2014, 1:06 pm Press release submitted by Lifetree Cafe. ALEDO -- Commonly held myths about happiness and life will be discussed at ...
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04/15/2014, 12:47 pm Press release submitted by University of Illinois Extension. A waste oil collection fundraiser for Carson Hank, Aledo, and Tyson ...
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04/15/2014, 12:28 pm Press release submitted by Mississippi River Project The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that ...
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04/15/2014, 12:25 pm Press release submitted by city of Davenport Davenport Fire Department is currently accepting applications. The application period will ...
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04/15/2014, 12:22 pm Press release submitted by city of Davenport Davenport Parks and Recreation will open the Fejervary Learning Center for ...
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04/15/2014, 12:16 pm Press release submitted by Junior League of the Quad Cities JUNIOR LEAGUE FUNDRAISER, TASTE OF THE VINE, RAISES ...
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04/15/2014, 12:06 pm Press release submitted by Caryn Unsicker On Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the City ...
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04/15/2014, 11:53 am Press release submitted by city of Rock Island Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings ...
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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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