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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 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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