Event:      Officer appreciation dinner

Date:  Friday, April 25, 2014
The Quad Cities Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial will host an officer appreciation dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 400 S. 16th Ave., Eldridge. The event is to show gratitude for officers who serve their community, and to recognize those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Adult menu includes ribeye steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, sweet rolls, cookies, pop, and beer. Kids' menu includes hot dog, macaroni and cheese, cookies, and drink. There also will be a video presentation, silent auction, raffles, and merchandise for sale. Tickets are $20 ($15 before April 24); $5 for children. Proceeds will go toward upkeep of the memorial site and the memorial squad car, and support for families of fallen officers. Call 563-326-8748 for details.

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1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
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