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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 Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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