Ken Cox Tractor Ride slated for Aug. 30

Posted Online: Aug. 11, 2014, 7:11 am
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Press release submitted by Dick Nash

Jeff Attig and the Eliza Lions Club will conduct a tractor ride on August 30th to honor the memory of Lions club founder and local farmer Ken Cox who passed away last September. Registration for the ride will take place at the Mercer county fair grounds at 7 a.m. (coffee and donuts served), and depart the fairgrounds around 8 a.m. A southern route via the Sunbeam road will be followed to New Windsor where a lunch will be catered. After the lunch break the ride will take a northern route mostly via Ridge Road back to Aledo, with a leg passing the Aledo nursing home included. Anyone with questions or volunteering to assist in the first of what is hopefully an annual event is asked to call Jeff at 309 371 7721 or Dick Nash at 563 260 5905.


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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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