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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, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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