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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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