Day in history for September 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Work at the Rock Island Arsenal during the year has included repair on the various workshops, avenues and bridges. This year's $390,000 appropriation is nearly exhausted.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Woodmen of America plans to establish a reserve emergency fund.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Foley Drug Store building at 18th Street and 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, was sold by the M And K Company to Peter and Gus Pontikes and Andrew Gianulis for $55,000.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Erik W. Welander, Moline, veteran Quad-Cities dahlia grower, accumulated the largest point total at the ninth annual Tri-City Dahlia Show. Hundreds of Quad-Citians attended the two-day event, which closed last night in the Masonic Temple, Rock Island. Other major winners were George Baker, Moline; Joseph A. Pastorek, East Moline, and M.G. Warlop, Moline.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline Kiwanis Club members have constructed a shelter in the city park located at 13th Avenue and 17th Street. The shelter was purchased and constructed by club members. Funds were obtained from activities such as Peanut Day. This shelter and other programs are meant to improve the life of children in Moline, a club spokesman said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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