Day in history for September 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The officers of Wide Awake Hose Company, No. 2, are: James Johnson, foreman; Daniel Hesly, assistant; Peter Smith, secretary; Thomas Johnson, treasurer, and Edward Rettiker, plugman.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Fred Mueller was elected president of the Rock Island High School Athletic Association.

1925 -- 75 years ago
John Armstrong and Oscar Hendrian signed contracts with the Rock Island Independents football team.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island board of education, at its meeting last night, adopted a resolution to call the attention of the city council to the need of traffic control in school areas. The board will request the council to substitute stop signs instead of slow signs at school crossings. The presence of policemen at dangerous crossings before and after classes also will be sought.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A 32-pound muskie fish represents a grand personal trophy for Loren Hays of Orion, but he caught the fish too early for it to become a prize winner. Hays participates annually in a muskie rodeo at Cass Lake, Minnesota, but he caught his huge speciman, which measures 47 1/2 inches, two days before the rodeo officially opened. Hays caught a 24-pound muskie during the competition, which put him on the prize list.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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