Day in history for August 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Gen. Tuxbury, John H. Baker and Lemuel Andrews Esq., went on a short hunt beyond Camden. They killed 12 wild turkeys and secured 10 of them, besides a large lot of chickens.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Black Diamond Mining Co. of Coal Valley suffered a $3,000 fire loss. The Rock Island Railroad suffered a loss of about $1,000 as their car sheds and watering tanks burned.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Cornelius Donavan is carrying on an aggressive campaign for sheriff as the Democratic nominee.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The first of two units designed to protect Milan from the ravages of Mill Creek on flood parade is practically finished at the Hennepin Canal east of the Route 3 highway bridge.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline police officers Chester Zelnio and Lester Misfeldt will receive American Legion Police Awards Monday night at a regular Legion Post meeting. Zelnio and Misfeldt rescued Paul Bennett, 23, East Moline, from drowning in the Mississippi River, Aug. 14.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Cherry's Sporting Goods, which survived the Great Depression, is closing its retail operation in Geneseo because of hard times caused by inflation. The retail outlet in Hillcrest Shopping Center is no longer profitable because of high fuel prices, high interest rates and the general sag of the economy.

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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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