Day in history for January 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Many of our patrons who prefer to pay for the paper every week forgot to leave the change with their families so that the carrier cannot make his collections regularly.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The new paper mill in Milan will be ready to make paper about Oct. 1. Paper is selling at $2.25 per hundred pounds at Chicago. Last year the price was $1.45.

1906 -- 100 years ago
M.H. Sexton, president of the Rock Island Baseball Association, is in Chicago attending the meeting of the National Association of Minor Leagues.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Robert E. Monroe, 4, and his baby sister Joyce, 1, children of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance E. Monroe, died in St. Anthony's Hospital, as results of burns sustained yesterday in an explosion of a gasoline stove at their home, 910 12th St., Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island patrolman confirmed reports that he quit the police force. Darrel G. Reynolds, 36, of 2709 9th St., Rock Island, said he resigned because ''the present pay scale of the department is not enough for a man to provide for a family.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline's LeClaire Hotel is closing its 15th floor banquet rooms Jan. 31, and limiting hours of The Prime Rib Room restaurant beginning Friday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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