Day in history for March 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our citizens have expressed their admiration of the firmness and efficiency of Dep. Marshal Barnet and Policemen Lavee and Reddig in enforcing the city laws.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Squire Hayden caught his office boy stealing money from his office today and caused his arrest. The lad may be sent to the reform school.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Mary Montgomery was hostess to a company of ladies yesterday at a military euchre complimentary.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Funeral services for Thomas B. Reidy, 63, dean of the Rock Island real estate board and a life resident of the city, will be held tomorrow morning.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Illinois Highway Department workers are surveying Black Hawk Road for a future widening project. The contemplated work would extend along the full length of the road, from 11th Street (Highway 67) in Rock Island east to 27th Street (Highway 150) south of Moline.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rural Township Supervisor Frank DeKeyrel, an adjoining property owner to a proposed landfill site at 141st Avenue and Coyne Center Road, said he received notice from the IEPA that James Kiesow, of 1727 9th Ave., Moline, has asked for a landfill development permit.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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