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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 Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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