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(09-20-12)
Participating in a groundbreaking for Deer Valley Apartments Thursday, September 20, include State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, Ben Barker, Silvis Mayor Bill Fox, Jim Barker, David Barker, Sarah Richardson and State Representative Richard Morthland (R) 71st District. The site is located behind the former Ace Hardware building in Silvis that now houses Option Health, next to Doc's Inn restaurant. There will be 36 two-bedroom units and 12 one-bedroom apartments. The project is being developed by Ben Eastep of Hynd Farm Junto Group and Barker Apartments, an Iowa-based partnership with more than 30 years of apartment business experience, and owners of more than 2,000 apartments in the Iowa Quad-Cities and Iowa City areas.
Photographer: John Greenwood
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(Sept. 20, 2012)
David Barker speaks before a groundbreaking for Deer Valley Apartments Thursday, September 20, behind the former Ace Hardware building in Silvis that now houses Option Health, next to Doc's Inn restaurant. Also in the photo are Ben Barker, Silvis Mayor Bill Fox, State Representative Richard Morthland, (R) 71st District and State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan. There will be 36 two-bedroom units and 12 one-bedroom apartments. The project is being developed by Ben Eastep of Hynd Farm Junto Group and Barker Apartments, an Iowa-based partnership with more than 30 years of apartment business experience, and owners of more than 2,000 apartments in the Iowa Quad-Cities and Iowa City areas.
Photographer: John Greenwood
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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

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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