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)


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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