LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for May 25, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Announcement was made that the Rt. Rev. Bishop Vandevelde will officiate at St. James Catholic Church, Rock Island, on June 15. The bishop has just returned from a tour of the south, greatly improved in health and spirit.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Willie Florence of the Harper House was out in his new boat last evening. He says he will not have to look over his shoulder to see any of the boys in a race.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Norris, Mrs. Cleland and Mrs. Wright of the patriotic instruction committee of the Woman's Relief Corps presented the high school this morning with a framed copy of the Declaration of Independence.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Purchase of approximately 21 acres of land on the Rock Island-Moline border for $15,000 from members of the Joshua Brooks family by the board of directors of Bethany Home as a site for a future home was announced today.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Between 300 and 400 bankers from many cities in Illinois and other states of the Midwest are in this city today to visit the Rock Island Bank and Trust Company on the occasion of the formal opening of the bank's modernized headquarters.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A ``watered down'' version of the proclamation declaring this Equal Rights for Women Week was approved by the Rock Island County Board. The county board approved version was written by board member Ruth Klouda, D-Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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