Day in history for December 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Philo Masonic Lodge at Port Byron are: John W. Herbert, J.S. Knowles, Thomas Jennings, J.C. Wainwright, John Shafer, A.J. Rowe, William Bryant, Casper Morrow and John Beal.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Sister Mary Michael was appointed superior at St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island, succeeding Sister Angela.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Isador Katz, Augustana oratorical representative, placed fifth in the Illinois intercollegiate contest at Eureka.

1950 -- 50 years ago
E. Lee Siemon, Rock Island, supervisor of the Rock Island key point air raid warning center, which will serve eight counties, today received the official system to be followed throughout Illinois for alerting the public to enemy air raids. A 24-hour service telephone already has been established in an undisclosed location in Rock Island for handling any emergency or test calls in connection with the civil defense control.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Though their own children have long since married and left home Mr. and Mrs. Vic Dykema, Lyndon, Ill., still find their house overflowing with the raucous, good natured sounds of kids growing up. The youth of this community regularly filter into the Dykema residence to hang out in the non-profit, game-filled youth center the couple has established in the basement.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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