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, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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