The Edison Junior High seventh-grade football team won the Heartland Conference with a 7-0 record. Team members are, front from left, manager Francescia Anguiano, Josh Bebber, Joseph Delong,Jeremy Kaiser, Deion Stewart-Parks, P.T. Boeye, Josh Huisman, Quincy Lovelady, Justin Randle and manager Courtney Bensenberg; second row, manager Elizabeth Israel, Robert Bagley, Frank Warbrough, Deangelo Horne, Demari Craig, Stephon Simelton, Jalen Reed, Roland Wesseh, Kaleb Villareal, Alith Ayuen and manager Kiara Craig; third row, Jonathan Hudspith, Mohamed Juma, Justin Harris, Clayton Thomas, A.J. Williams, Jordan Vesey, Cade Green, Darrius Nelson, Trevor Meguffy and coach Derrick Beckhart; and back row, coach Chris Suhr, coach Greg Beckhart, Javontae Rush, Michail Sudberry, Aquavion Austin, Ryan O'Mary, Marquan Dixon, Vyshar Garrard, Jordan Humphrey, Jack Fulscher, Oliver McDowell, coach Tim Carroll, Michael Holliday and coach Joe Mowen.
Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff." 1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.