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Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Connor Luxmore
GREAT LAKES, Ill. -- Navy Seaman Recruit Connor Luxmore, son of Shari Gradert, Geneseo, and Steven Luxmore, Orion, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2012 graduate of Geneseo High School.

Neil Ward
SENDI, Japan -- Army Sgt. 1st Class Neil Ward was part of a U.S. Army Pacific task force that participated in training near Sendi, Japan, with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. The training was part of an annual bilateral exercise between American and Japanese forces called Yama Sakura.
He is a telecommunications operations chief assigned to the 78th Signal Battalion at Camp Zama, Japan. He is the son of James and Dena Ward, and grandson of James Ward, Rock Island. He is a 1997 graduate of Rock Island High School.

Andrew Wallace
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew Wallace, a 2005 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School, recently reported for duty with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He joined the Marine Corps in May 2012.















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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