Did you know? QC girls excel in national competition

Posted Online: Nov. 22, 2012, 7:05 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Six local youngsters are among the 40 qualifiers for the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick championships Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field.

Included are five area girls among the 20 female competitors in five separate age groups. Geneseo alone has two girls in the fight — Jordan Porter in the 8-9 year-old division, and Audrianna Schneider in the 12-13 age bracket. Viola's Hannah Doty (10-11) also qualified in the girls' competition.

The competition runs in conjunction with the Chicago Bears game with the Minnesota Vikings. Every NFL team hosts a regional championship, with the competitions running from late October to mid-December around the country. The regional championships are determined by the top four scores at the qualifying sectional competitions. Local competitions feed into those sectionals.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.

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