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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 Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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