Johnson, Hird win Firecracker Run


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Originally Posted Online: July 04, 2013, 11:24 am
Last Updated: July 04, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Perfect weather welcomed runners Thursday to the 31st Annual Genesis Firecracker Run in East Moline.

Carly Johnson was the female winner of the 10K run, with Tim Hird taking top male honors.

The event also included a 5k race, a two-person 10K relay, a kids 400-meter run, The National Bank Mile run, hospital bed races and Guns 'N' Hoses, a 5K challenge race between firefighters and police officers. Awards also were presented for best patriotic costumes.

The East Moline Firefighters Association also hosted a pancake breakfast half block from the start/finish line at the American Legion Post 227 on 16th Avenue. 














 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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