The Edison Junior High eighth-grade football team won the Heartland Conference with an 8-0 record. Team members are, front from left, managers Kiara Craig, Elizabeth Israel, Courtney Bensenberg and Francescia Anguiano; second row, Alec Jacobs, Skyler Bertoli, Jerry Hudspith, Austin Trask, Donovan Ferrel, Noah Watkins, Trenton Banks, Kyle Plohr and Jacquez Vesey; third row, Travis Hearn, Shawn Dennis, Aaron Bries, Alan Campbell, Keiante Peters, Damon Mason, Sean Allen, David Xique, Hunter Neyens and D'Mario Patterson; fourth row, Jacob Israel, Garrett Ruark, Matt Beckhart, LaShawn Seals, Tanner Hamburg, Michael Long, Victor Perez, Ahmad Pulliam and Kameron Craig; and back row, coach Chris Suhr, coach Joe Mowen, Kobie Davis, coach Tim Carroll, Alex Andrews, Jeff Gordon, Drew Thomas, Aaron Crose, Brady McCready, Corey Freeman, Casey Comodore, Sam Little, Ramon Taylor, coach Greg Beckhart and coach Derrick Beckhart.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.