Now and next for saturday 12-29

Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 6:37 pm
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BEARS, at Lions, Sunday, noon (KLJB)
PACKERS, at Vikings, Sunday, 3:25 p.m. (KLJB)
VIKINGS, host Packers, Sunday, 3:25 p.m. (KLJB)
ILLINI, vs. Auburn at Chicago, today, 1:15 p.m. (BTN/WFXN-AM 1230/WRMJ-FM 102.3)
host Indiana, Monday, 3 p.m. (ESPN2/WOC-AM 1420)
AUGUSTANA, hosts North Park, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
ST. AMBROSE,at Mount Mercy, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (KALA-FM 106.5)
BLACK HAWK,hosts Elgin CC, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
MALLARDS,at Wichita, today, 7 p.m. (WFXN-AM 1230)
BULLS,host Wizards, today, 7 p.m. (WGN)


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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

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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