Your Space: July 12, 2014


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Posted Online: July 11, 2014, 10:59 am
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Hailey Elerick, of Rock Island, accompanies children's entertainer Jeanie B!, of Chicago, on her song, "When You Open a Book," at the Rock Island Main Library on July 10. The show was part of the library's Paws to Read summer program of reading, events and education.

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While helping their dad in the yard, Magnum and Mac Chisholm found two toads!

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Brody Lenger, 7, of Rock Island, having fun at White Water Junction in Rock Island.

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These kids recently took a family trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It was the first time they had ever visited the museum, and they had a lot of fun! Pictured from left to right is Liyah York, 7; Devin Heck-York, 4; and Tayvian York, 9, of Moline.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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