Heat, lightning challenge first week of football


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Originally Posted Online: Aug. 30, 2013, 10:27 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 30, 2013, 11:37 pm
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Lightning added an extra challenge to area high school squads starting their fall season Friday night in scorching heat.

But the weather -- and Peoria Manual -- proved to be no problem for Rock Island High School as the Rockies won their season opener 49-12.

Mercer County also showed their heat resistance, as last year's state champs rolled over Ridgewood 41-0 in Aledo.

United Township, however, didn't fare as well, falling to Quincy 34-13 in their season opener in East Moline.

Moline also ended the night short of glory, losing 20-16 after Galesburg scored twice in the fourth quarter.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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