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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.