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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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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