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07/29/2014, 11:29 pm Actor Richard Johnson is 87. Actor Edd (correct) "Kookie" Byrnes is 81. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is 80. ...
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07/29/2014, 2:23 pm Come hungry to this RI corner Submitted by Mark Miller: "Legend's Corner in Rock Island is the place to go. ...
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07/29/2014, 2:22 pm Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that ...
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07/29/2014, 2:22 pm Leanne Brown didn't set out to write a buzz-worthy cookbook for people who want fine-dining taste on a food stamp ...
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07/29/2014, 2:22 pm Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families. The ...
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07/29/2014, 2:22 pm Zucchini is one of summer's star veggies and a culinary workhorse of the kitchen. You can shred it for breads, ...
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07/29/2014, 1:44 pm Press release submitted by University of Illinois Extension University of Illinois Extension and the Mercer County Master Gardeners ...
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07/29/2014, 1:40 pm Announcement is made of the engagement of Brittney Hanerhoff, Springfield, Ill., and Anthony Cotta, Chicago. She is the daughter of ...
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07/29/2014, 1:31 pm Announcement is made of the engagement of Lyndsey Jackson and William Haars, both of Colona. She is the daughter of ...
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07/29/2014, 1:25 pm Evelyn Hartman, Rock Island, celebrated her 90th birthday with a family party. Cards may be sent to her home at ...
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07/29/2014, 1:23 pm Lena Helms, Moline, will be honored at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9, 2014, in ...
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07/29/2014, 1:17 pm Bessie McGaughy, 405 S. E. 13th Ave., Aledo, will be honored at an open house Aug. 9, 2014, in observance ...
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07/29/2014, 1:12 pm J. Ellen Johnson, 1209 21st Ave., Apt. B317, Rock Island, will be honored at an open house Aug. 16 in ...
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07/29/2014, 1:05 pm Scott and Mariann McWhinney, Coal Valley, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The next day Alice Sherlock ...
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07/29/2014, 1:00 pm Linda and Gail Morrow of Joy are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Linda K. Bopp, Aledo, and Mr. Gail R. ...
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07/29/2014, 12:51 pm Phillip and Joann Dennis, Rock Island, will be honored at an open house Aug. 9, 2014, in observance of their ...
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07/29/2014, 12:45 pm Jim and Donna Holevoet, Atkinson, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family in Pardeeville, Wis. Donna Orlandi, Mark, Ill., and ...
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07/29/2014, 12:42 pm Suffragan Donald and Merry Gilmore, Tucson, Ariz., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering on Aug. 8 ...
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07/29/2014, 12:35 pm Hugh and Margery Johnson from Rock Island celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 31, 2014. Margery Bruning, Glen Ellyn, ...
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07/29/2014, 12:31 pm Bob and Sharon Bloomberg, Colona, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9, 2014, Sharon's 75th and Bob going ...
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07/28/2014, 9:55 pm Comedian "Professor" Irwin Corey is 100. Actor Robert Horton is 90. Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker is 82. Actor Robert Fuller ...
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07/28/2014, 8:23 pm The Mississippi Valley Fair will be held at the fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. Attractions include carnival rides and ...
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07/28/2014, 11:28 am The fitness world always has had a fixation with physical appearance, but social media has propelled this into stratospheric levels ...
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07/28/2014, 11:19 am Those traveling through Portage Lakes State Park in Ohio recently might be spotting some dragons. Not the long-toothed Loch Ness ...
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07/28/2014, 11:18 am TRY THIS Go the extra mile Walk. If you take the bus to work, there's a simple way ...
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07/28/2014, 11:18 am The other day I was playing a survival game from Klei Entertainment called "Don't Starve." I was about 20 days ...
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07/28/2014, 10:08 am Marvin and Karol Licht, Cambridge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Karol Opalka, Cambridge, and Marvin Licht, Lowden, Iowa, were ...
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07/28/2014, 10:08 am G. Alan and Linda Lentz will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 3 with a picnic at Lake Storey Shelter ...
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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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