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07/30/2014, 11:44 pm Local swimmers have something new to brag about. Davenport, Moline and Rock Island collectively have garnered the 29th ...
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07/30/2014, 11:15 pm DAVENPORT -- A frustrating result actually left Quad Cities River Bandits manager Omar Lopez somewhat upbeat on Wednesday night. ...
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07/30/2014, 9:36 pm Venus Taylor had reached the point in her softball life where she "wanted to give back." A decorated playing career ...
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07/30/2014, 9:04 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Lori Anderson has known Shavonne Brewer from the moment she was born. So, Anderson, a Rock Island ...
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07/30/2014, 6:53 pm OAKWOOD, Ill. -- The Summer months haven't been kind to race car driver Bobby Pierce, but he still finds himself ...
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07/30/2014, 6:49 pm A little bit of history was made recently when the International Hot Rod Association brought its Summer Nationals to Cordova ...
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07/29/2014, 10:32 pm DAVENPORT -- In the midst of his club finally playing consistent baseball, Quad Cities River Bandits manager Omar Lopez had ...
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07/30/2014, 11:55 am DAVENPORT -- Between his last appearance in a Kentucky uniform in June and his debut with the Quad Cities River ...
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07/29/2014, 9:21 pm The Rock Island-Milan Youth Football Little Rocks program will hold its tryouts this Saturday and next Saturday (Aug. 9) at ...
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07/29/2014, 8:36 pm MOLINE -- Success always was something Adarios Jones craved. Circumstances, though, prevented it from becoming a reality. Jones simply ...
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07/29/2014, 7:17 pm Announcers and scorekeepers are needed for the upcoming NAFA Major World Series fastpitch tournament, to be held at Green Valley ...
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07/29/2014, 7:16 pm Matt Duffy, who scored a career-high 11 goals last season to tie for seventh among Central Hockey League defensemen, is ...
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07/29/2014, 7:14 pm Monmouth senior sprinter Lacey Hainline was named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division ...
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07/29/2014, 6:11 pm Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the U.S,. annually attracting 33.1 million individuals 16 and ...
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07/28/2014, 11:29 pm The Milan Aces 18-under fastpitch softball team won their third national title in Panama City Beach, Fla. Team members are, ...
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07/28/2014, 11:26 pm CHICAGO (AP) — Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago ...
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07/28/2014, 9:36 pm Results: The Quad Cities River Bandits completed their first sweep ever over the Bowling Green Hot Rods, finishing off the ...
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07/28/2014, 7:39 pm The Rock Island County Orcas Swim Club qualified 25 swimmers for the Summer 2014 Illinois Swimming Championship Season. Pictured in ...
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07/28/2014, 8:44 pm EAST MOLINE — It has been a tough go of it for Quad-Cities auto racing's Milo Veloz in 2014 as ...
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07/28/2014, 6:29 pm It is that time of year when you are watching television and see the back-to-school commercials, which means fall is ...
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07/28/2014, 5:39 pm Jake Barr, a standout athlete from Moline, has decided to continue his education and running career at Augustana. He will ...
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07/28/2014, 5:30 pm The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday its fourth annual football Players to Watch list, with 10 players earning preseason ...
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07/28/2014, 5:22 pm LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to ...
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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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