Letter: Editorial board thanked for endorsing a new approach


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:05 pm
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We have taken The Dispatch for over 50 years of our married lives! We haven't always agreed with the editorials or some articles that have been printed over these 50 years, but we are so proud of you for announcing in your Wednesday editorial that you are endorsing Mitt Romney as a "new approach" and the reasons why.

I'm sure you will get tons of grief over this and many horrible, hate letters, etc. from some subscribers, but thank you so much from us for taking this stand and publicizing your stand in your paper.

You are to be congratulated!

Margie & John Martens,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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