A new Sears Hometown Store opened in the old Goodwill store at 4241 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. It will host a grand opening at 4:30 p.m. Friday and celebrate with 10 percent off almost everything in store Friday and Saturday. The store offers everything from appliances, lawn and garden to fitness items, tools and household goods. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. In the photo are Nathan Thompson and owners/operators Erin Bickford and John Evans.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.