Day in history for August 8, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Huber of the Rock Island Brewery will construct a 4-story malt house.

1900 -- 100 years ago
In appreciation for his work, head clerk C.W. Hawes of the Modern Woodmen of America was presented a bay Morgan horse hitched to a 2-seat rubber-tired surrey.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Kemble School building, ordered closed by the Rock Island Board of Education several months ago, will be reopened for another term.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Moline's newest super-market, Tenenbom's, 1910 5th Ave., will be opened at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, according to Chris Fuss, manager. The new store is the eighth Tenenbom market and the second in Moline. The other Tenenbom store is located at 2018 16th St. Completely new throughout, the store contains wide aisles, five mechanically operated check-out counters, and several rows of open, wide shelves which provide the customer with a convenient, easy way to shop.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The team of Leo and Dan DalleMolle, Chicago, posted an adjusted best-ball card of 66 to win the low net division of the annual Father and Son Invitational Golf Tournament at Short Hills Country Club. The team of Charlie and Jim VanOteghem, Rock Island, won the low gross division with a card of 72. This year's tournament attracted a record 130 father and son teams.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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