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Teen center director wants to pay it forward
Davenport salon lights up clients' lives
SAU official believes diversity matters
Start to finish: Bush Construction VP enjoys seeing projects take shape
Glam2Go uses makeup to make a difference in women's lives
Artist trades construction tools for tattooing needle
Back to work after a weekend of retirement
Brothers carry on tradition of faith, family, farming
Arsenal worker loves building 'letters from home' for fellow soldiers
Stan Coin still has more work to do at 84
No question about why Mr. Trivia loves his job
Court reporter hangs up her notebook after nearly 45 years
Police officer candidate answers call to priesthood
DIY blogger earns cash while following her passion for interior design
Enyeart sells RVs to people who are his friends
RI teacher happy to trade fatigues for slacks
BHC recruiter loves her second career
Turning junk into art: Davenport man opens 'up-cycling' boutique
Italian-born family therapist chooses RI 'again and again'
Heritage and history: Native American educates Q-C about culture
American born and bred, Hispanic tried and true
Bosnian family finds success in the Q-C
Foreign horticulturist's career bursts into bloom in Q-C
From student to professor: Palestinian Tayh came to the US for education
From Germany to Geneseo: Exchange student settling into temporary home
Pending status: East African keeps prayers alive while awaiting residency change
Iraqis find new home and safety in Q-C
Weekend in Prague brings lovers together
Uncle Petes gives a dash of Greek hospitality
Irish journalist discovers some differences 'near Chicago'
Philippine native remembers her culture through dance
War-torn childhood left behind for adulthood in Q-C
Culture shock: Burmese refugee's heart remains with homeland
Davenport man has started a journey back to his Irish roots
Swedish-American genealogy becomes Augie staffer's life
Nursing student is not afraid to follow the road before her
Finding the right combination to unlock a student's mind motivates Dwyer
Drug counselor knows what it's like to be on both sides of treatment
Illness inspires Boys and Girls Club volunteer
Geneseo's O'Dell works with 'the world's most important resource'
United Way chief works to make a difference
God sustains seminarian's dreams
Bariatric surgeon enjoys patients' transformations
This dentist loves to bring smiles
Heaven-sent vision prompted ministry to deliver hope, healing
WIU leaders see dream becoming reality
SAU career counselors help students find their path
School is still fun for Augie's president
Casa youth worker feels call to help others
Rocky grad brings passion for teaching back home
Vocational instructor helps students turn visions into reality
For Mexican immigrant, education is the way to a better life
Giving patients hope is rewarding for father-daughter docs
Layer traded concrete for physical therapy
Deere destinations: Where to learn about the man and the company
John Deere built company one plow at a time
Selling Deere: Family finds success with dealerships
John Deere Planetarium helps Augustana stand out
Lehan an ace in the Deere Run kitchen
Hasty Tasty truck-driver (and her customers) still hungry for more
Deere utility man helps keep Harvester Works assembly line going
Shoe salesman brings his merchandise to his customers
Niabi's head animal keeper scratched by birds, but she cuddles with porcupines
'A few hours with us and you'll be welding'
Retired teacher offers lessons at Deere pavilion
Longtime i wireless Center staffer finds perfect mix at arena job
Bettendorf native helps families come home to the Quad-Cities
Deere-Wiman historian also a detective of sorts
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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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