Follow Friday's games on Twitter

Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2014, 5:27 pm
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Follow tonight's prep football action on Twitter with live updates from out staff in the field:

Alleman at Galesburg: Marc Nesseler — @Ness_DA
Peoria Richwoods at Rock Island: Steve Tappa — @SteveTappa_DA
Peoria Manual at UTHS: Anthony Sandoval — @92Atsandoval
Moline at Peoria High: Nathan Baliva — @nbaliva
Geneseo at Blue Island Eisenhower: Daniel Makarewicz — @danmak57
Rockridge at Riverdale: Aaron Dail — @Adail1
Orion at Morrison: Terry Duckett — @sports_DA
Kewanee at Fulton: DJ Jarvis — @DeejJarvis


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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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