Day in history for January 9, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
There is a great scarcity of game in our market square. Quail, prairie chicken, turkey, rabbit and deer would sell quickly, if hunters would bring them in.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The finest and most select party of the year was given at the residence of S.H. Velie, Moline. Full dress was the rule.

1904 -- 100 years ago
John Scheuermann, dairy farmer in south Rock Island, found a note pinned to his gate post and commanding him to place $25 in a tin can at a certain point. Unless he did so, the blackmail note said, one of his fine cows would be killed.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Frank J. Budelier was elected president of the new Illinois-Iowa Auto Club.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Alleman High School, Catholic institution now in its fifth year of operation in Rock Island, will have its third head football coach in its short history next season. This was revealed today by Coach Joe Lucas, who said that he is leaving the school 'under the pressure'' generated by a losing grid season.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Moline's garbage has become a $100,000 factor in Rock Island's equation for a new landfill south of Milan. Moline has been paying $100,000 annually for several years to use Rock Island's existing landfill at 31st Ave. and Illinois 92, but is now seriously considering an offer to use East Moline's landfill near Hampton. The offer is attractive because East Moline's site might be closer than the Castle Junction site Rock Island officials are considering for their new landfill, saving Moline money in reduced hauling costs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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