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Ingredients

2-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine
4 eggs
3 cups sifted flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons soda
1 pint (16-ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
TOPPING:
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Cream 2 cups sugar and margarine until smooth. Add eggs; blend until smooth. Sift flour, baking powder and soda. Alternate sour cream and flour mixture into margarine mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour half of batter into greased 13x9-inch pan. Blend topping ingredients. Cover batter with half of topping. Combine remaining batter, 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Pour rest of batter on topping. Then sprinkle other half of topping over that and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

Sharon Farral
East Moline



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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