Locals enter Illinois ASA Hall


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Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 8:13 pm
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One local player and a local organization will be included in the 2013 induction class of the Illinois ASA Hall of Fame this spring. Bettendorf's Craig Behne and the Milan Aces organization will be among nine individuals and five teams to be inducted.

Behne has been a slowpitch player for over 30 years, primarily for Quad City Laminating. He was named an all-state player in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003 (also MVP), and 2005. He played for numerous state championship and runner-up teams.

The Aces have been a Girls' Junior Olympic Fastpitch organization for over 20 years, winning six state championships.

Inductions will take place at the Decatur Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday, April 13, at the annual Illinois ASA Commissioners Council Meeting and Banquet. The Illinois ASA State Hall of Fame and Museum is in Casey, Ill.

















 



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  Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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