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 Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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