Moline senior wrestler Adarios Jones will be featured in Wednesday's episode of the "Steve Harvey," which airs at 3 p.m. on KLJB. Jones, who won the Class 3A 285-pound state wrestling championship, stopped a teammate from being bullied earlier this season.
"It kind of brought me back to the days when I was young," Jones said to Steve Harvey. "You know, I was heavyset, homeless and poor, and sometimes people ridiculed me for that. I couldn't stand it. My heart just dropped when I heard it."
Jones, joined with his teammate, Moline freshman Ray Spindel and Ray's mom Michelle, recounted the story.
The reigning Metro Wrestler of the Year for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus will continue his career at Northern Iowa in the fall.
Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch. 1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department. 1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.