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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 Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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