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Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 22-Jul '14, 9:45AM

Some of my favorite golf photos from this year's John Deere Classic.Zach Johnson always has a big gallery following him around the course. Always looking for new angles to show all the people surrounding him. Brian Harman pulled a local high school basketball coach out of the crowd when is caddie ...

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 22-Jul '14, 9:12AM

I woke up this morning in the Twilight Zone. There were the usually sound effects as I got up and it seemed normal until I started reading our local paper. When I got to the Opinion page the theme music was pretty loud as I read the editorial. It mentioned Alderman Bill Edmond and others […]

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 22-Jul '14, 8:38AM

Acts 14:21-23 "And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed," Acts 14:23.   Paul had a formula for establishing churches: (1) preach the … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Examiner, 21-Jul '14, 1:05PM

Yesterday was Theme Day at QCOnline, either that or they got the Obama memo about promoting “climate change”. It seems “climate change” and “extreme” weather was going on way back in the 19th century, because on July 20, 1864, this was the news of the day: ...

Posted on QC Ghost, 20-Jul '14, 11:29AM

Click HERE for the MH-17 passenger list!

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 18-Jul '14, 10:33AM

So my review of Richmond Hill Players' current production of The Odd Couple got SERIOUSLY chopped down in the paper this week.  Here's the review as I had originally intended it:-----Sometimes we reviewers have it easy.

The past few local theater productions I've been tasked with attending

Posted on The Scoundrel, 15-Jul '14, 12:29PM

Under Obama Progressive Rule floats depicting him in a negative manner are racist events requiring federal investigation.   Department of Justice now involved in story of man who built Obama-mocking parade float Hot Air.   However under the leadership of GW Bush the following ...

Posted on Greasy Joints, 9-Jul '14, 3:27PM

Wordless Wednesday(Almost)Another top notch tenderloin. This one coming to my stomach from Big Dave and Holly's in LeClaire.  Grilled well, not overdone like others I have tried.And a post would not be complete without a beautiful burger shot.  or twoAlso grilled to perfection with a ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 22-Jun '14, 11:51AM

Recently the Rock Island School District #41 received news that it will receive federal funds to improve the test scores of the students throughout the system, which has a below average national rating. School teachers are now teaching to the test. This means students can memorize the answers ...

Posted on Quad City Images, 20-Jun '14, 8:28AM

 The Bettendorf Library is hosting a celebration of Charlie Chaplin's silent films this afternoon and evening. They've made this clever video as well. This is one of those great examples of the small world that is the Quad Cities, as this video involves people from my childhood and adult life ...

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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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