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 Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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