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Annawan waitress faced big leap in becoming owner
Habitat ReStore was Kuhn's vision and a perfect job
Rock Island AD Cartee finally gets his break in education
Amid 'chaos' of fleet headquarters, Sarah Mark finds workplace happiness
The worst news became the best news for RI teacher
Moliner takes a bite of tasty new business
Carl McClaskey always is on the move
Bret Dale says he has world's greatest job: opening door to world of music
Salvation Army job eternally more rewarding
From engineer to restauranteur
Father's mail carrier career influences daughter
Quitting smoking is business opportunity for shop owner
Baseball dream turns into a radio career
More than needles and notions: Close-knit community inspires yarn boutique owner
Cultivating a new career
Boredom drove multi-tasking woman out of retirement
From General Assembly to an assembly of angels
Mallards' Ruskowski devoted to coaching
For Sue Miller, it's all about the kids
From interior design to chiropractic care, Schmitt has frightening but fulfilling change
Mallards nest: Q-C home now to some Canadian hockey players
Colombia native counts her blessings in the Q-C
An American growing up in Germany
Middle Easterner makes home in Midwest
Israeli native builds new life in U.S.
Family's sacrifice provides opportunity for spa owner
Queenie Ho has homeland as big as the globe
East Moline resident is Venezuelan through and through
Belgian native chases dreams to 'land of opportunity'
Everybody knows her name -- and she knows yours too
Holocaust survivor builds life with multilingual skills
Third-generation Swedish-American maintains his roots
Bringing a bit of Sicily to Aledo
Burmese student engineering a better life
Kissing America hello: Barros-Marquez bids Brazil farewell to live in Q-C
A tale of two cultures: Colombian woman merges homeland, U.S. experiences
Immersed in America: English citizen Weaver considers US home
Daytrotter brings music to the web for indie bands
The Bakery Gallery: An unlikely partnership helps two Quad-Cities endeavors thrive
'There is always art' for those who create
Budding writers finally have their own major at Augustana
High values, positive experience make Mackey the coach he wants to be
Mixed martial arts a lot of work but a lot of fun for Orion man
Gotcha! scores on, off the derby rink
Book celebrates cycling team, founder's greatness on a bike seat
Budding filmmaker enjoys the freedom
BHC's Chavera finding challenges at Black Hawk College
Love for theater prompts R.I. man to take his skills to the next level
O'Tool brings art, design connection to tattoos
Everything Tapscott does is for the success of The District Theatre
Father-son team reach out to community through prayer center, recording studio
Performing, sharing her art keeps Q-C ballerina on pointe
Phelps: Training provides local athletes with 'the means to get better'
Local singer brings big hopes, big voice to the stage
Brown making career strides through sports
Visual arts director has no problem keeping busy
LeClaire business brings a little pop to local fairs, farmers' markets
Tony's Tortillas tastes of family tradition
Crop duster flies high with business
Good food, good people at Atkinson diner
Ag driver hauling Midwest's gold is integral to global journey
'If the combine stops, that's time that you're wasting'
Deere engineer leads bio-based polymers
Dedicated workers, honest service key to Todd's Tire & Auto's success
Grain handlers deliver loads from trucks to barges
Annawan teacher lives for when the lights go on
Bishop Hill reverend harvests faith in two churches
Davenport Oscar Mayer plant proud to work for Kraft
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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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