Your Space -- December 29, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 9:03 am
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New Navy graduate EOCA Tony Alongi came home to snow and ice in Rock Island while on leave. It's quite a change compared to the weather of Gulfport, Miss., where he is currently stationed. Pictured in the center is Tony, a 2012 Rock Island High School graduate, with his parents Amanda and Joe Alongi.

Seton student Nathan Noble sports his uncle Todd Martel's Alleman High School letter jacket at the Alleman Championship game in Champaign.

Carley DeShane poses with her pet goat, Matty, in rural Seaton, Ill.

Sydney Hinton and Megan Henning, both 17 and from Rock Island, pose for some photos at a bonfire.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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