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 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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