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Working the Dream
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
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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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