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The Country Cupboard: A little farmstand making a big global impression
Davenport teacher helps others get hooked on crafting rugs
Planting the seeds: Garden by garden, preacher advocates for better food
Augie scientist enjoys getting out into the field
Schmulbach keeps coming back to coaching
She loves rallying Q-C students to battle hunger
Sheriff's deputy likes helping people, making them feel safe
EM superintendent willing to sacrifice his job for kids
Bariatric nurse loves giving lives back to patients
WIU adviser found his passion in working with students
A career in chocolate makes life happier
Job is an extension of desire to have an impact
Mallards' broadcaster puts money where mouth is
Chemist creates beauty with stained glass
Office manager by day, jewelry seller by night
'Clean-cut farm kid' has loved his life in law enforcement
Physical therapist finds satisfaction in helping people
Museum job puts director in touch with great people
Museum curator finds something new every day
Marketing executive finds joy in helping businesses
Marketing director takes pride in spreading the word about engineering firm
Tireless community servant continues at 75
Becoming US citizen hard, but fun work for Polish native
Moline soccer coach helps other immigrants adjust
A husband brought her here, and a son kept her here
Small changes add up to a big adjustment for Western Australian
Exchange student learns school is easier, more food is fried in U.S.
Family legacy continues with Mediterranean Q-C restaurant
Scotland native has seen both sides of immigration issue
Immigrant grandfather sparks a love of diversity in his grandson
Filipino woman gets 'badge of honor' training in US
Finding love in Brussels leads Spaniard to Q-C
Native of Germany remembers holiday traditions
Lagomarcinos carry on a family tradition brought here from Italy
Priest can trace family back to Ireland -- and Africa and Scandinavia, too
'Proud to be Egyptian, Muslim and an American citizen'
Violinist brings global experience to the Q-C
Successful Q-C couple turns from sports to kitchens
Business center at BHC offers help to entrepreneurs
Business center at BHC offers help to entrepreneurs
Food Hub takes shape in Davenport's Freight House
Changing the world, one gift at a time
Blackwell turns artist's eye on property management
Geneseo farmer shares the message of agriculture
Arsenal leader looks back on satisfying career
Tennant wants to bring back 'knights of the highway'
Bent River owner really likes his product
Country Corner: From pumpkin stand to presidential host
Renaissance Rock Island keeps cash flowing in town
Russian-born fashion designer makes her mark
Deere prospers on quality, innovation, integrity
Cool Beanz about more than just good coffee
After a lifetime of jobs, R.I. man wants to retire as welder
Q-C winery on track to expand its production, wine types
Early Q-C river business came in the form of logs
Group works hard to keep rivers clean
Channel Cat pilot 'couldn't imagine doing anything else'
Proposed E.M. riverfront project would bring jobs
Biologist helps find balance between humans and nature
After nearly 20 years, dealing is in the cards for Maquoketa man
Ducky's offers great food, fun for land and river enthusiasts
Catch of the day: Rock Islander makes his living fishing Q-C rivers
Park ranger gets fresh look at Mississippi through visitors' eyes
Wild about work: Conservation police officer doesn't 'want to get out of the field'
Set sale: Pleasure-craft retail vet says buying boats all about taste
No fish story here: Schafer Fisheries processes thousands of pounds per day
'Perfect' volunteer brings love of Q-C to Welcome Center
Mighty Miss a labor of love for River Action's Cornelius
Work ethic, love of the river drive Celebration Belle owner
Mississippi on display: Newly expanded museum connects visitors with Old Man River
Reel dedication: Bait shop owner still enjoying work after 42 years
First Mississippi bridge opened 155 years ago, ushering in new era, new jobs
Steamboats once were the way to travel
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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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