LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for December 30, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Lemuel Andrews of Rock Island and Ebenezer Cook of Davenport are among the directors re-elected to the board of the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Teachers say they never knew a time when there was so much throat trouble among the scholars as now. It is a good thing the Christmas vacation is a long one.

1904 -- 100 years ago
John B. McConnell, manager of the St. Joseph, Mo., team in the Western baseball league has been placed under contract to manage the Rock Island club in the Three-I League in 1905.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. H.G. First was elected commander of the John Buford Post of the GAR.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Snow falling from the roof of the building knocked two holes in the aluminum canopy over the entrance of McCabe's Department Store, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island, last night.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Al LaMothe has an alternative to money. LaMothe, of Coal Valley, has been trying to interest friends and neighbors in starting a bartering publication where they could publicize what they are willing to swap for goods and services they need. LaMothe, a skilled furniture maker, wants to trade his skills for plumbing services, destistry work, anything at all his family needs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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