Your Space -- Feb. 2, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 9:45 am
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The Rotary Club of East Moline/Silvis recently welcomed junior rotarians Anne Bohnert and Tom Noe of Alleman High School, and Abraham Salvador, Sean O'Reilly and Laura Burrill of United Township High School. The students learned leadership and networking skills as they attended weekly luncheon meetings.

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Taking advantage of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Madison Crumbleholme, Daniel Holland, Maya Chavez and Carma Chavez went bird watching on Credit Island. They counted around 80 Bald Eagles and saw around 20 different types of birds.

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Gage and Carly DeShane enjoy spending time with their dad on grandpa DeShane's property which is just north of Aldeo on the banks of the Edwards River.

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Micah Truesdell, 7, Pleasant Valley, uses an electric drill to screw a colored bottle cap to a board as part of a collage guided by Baltimore, Ohio, artist Michelle Stitzlein at the Bettendorf Library Sunday, January 27.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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