Your Space -- December 29, 2012


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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.

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

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

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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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