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08/21/2014, 12:15 am Result: The Quad Cities River Bandits ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 Class A Midwest League victory over ...
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08/21/2014, 12:08 am The Rock Island Parks and Recreation department still has spots available for Fall Softball Leagues. Cost is $285 for 10 ...
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08/21/2014, 12:13 am ROCK ISLAND -- Beauty always has been in the eye of the beholder, but there's nothing quite like having those ...
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08/20/2014, 11:47 pm ALLEMAN PIONEERS Coach: Gene Elsner, 24th season (150-122-1). Last season: 2-6 in duals; 6th at the Western Big 6 Conference ...
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08/20/2014, 11:43 pm ALLEMAN PIONEERS Coach: Megan Ahlgren, 5th season (32-41). Last season: 13-6 in duals; 3rd at the Western Big 6 Conference ...
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08/20/2014, 8:54 pm This weekend's 61st O'Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova Dragway Park will have a special feel. ...
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08/20/2014, 8:54 pm PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Central Hockey League announced on Wednesday that the Denver Cutthroats have suspended operations, effective immediately, and ...
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08/20/2014, 7:27 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Being informed four weeks ago that there was a recurrence with his longstanding brain tumor battle, Rock ...
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08/20/2014, 7:06 pm Apparently, former John Deere Classic champ Steve Stricker will not be considered for a promotion to player status from assistant ...
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08/19/2014, 11:50 pm Result: The Cedar Rapids Kernels came from behind for a 5-3 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits. The win ...
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08/19/2014, 8:23 pm DAVENPORT — Only the world's biggest optimist would be able to look at the St. Ambrose football team heading into ...
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08/19/2014, 7:56 pm CHICAGO (AP) Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course ...
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08/19/2014, 7:42 pm Today, with a giant grin, I have the great pleasure of announcing that something Quad-Citians have waited a long, long ...
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08/19/2014, 6:57 pm Having gleaned as much experience as he could over the last two prep basketball seasons, former Alleman assistant Mark Lofgren ...
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08/19/2014, 11:54 pm ALEDO — A project that started six years ago is nearing another milestone toward its completion. New aluminum bleachers ...
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08/19/2014, 7:54 pm As you might expect this time of the year much of the Illini talk concerns who will be the starting ...
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08/19/2014, 6:45 pm Erin Walker "was beyond excited" as she moved into an apartment on the Missouri-St. Louis campus last week. The new ...
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08/19/2014, 6:45 pm DAVENPORT — After hosting a series of successful fight cards locally the last few years, Caged Aggression president Mike Goodwin ...
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08/19/2014, 6:45 pm Nearly two decades ago, Katie Battern was a force to be reckoned with on area basketball courts as an All-State ...
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08/19/2014, 6:44 pm MOLINE — Thomas Heemskerk's pro hockey career started with the ECHL's Stockton Thunder. Now, the Quad City Mallards have raided ...
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08/19/2014, 6:43 pm Helping with Floatzilla was actually fun this time around. Not, as one paddler noted last year, something more akin to ...
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08/18/2014, 10:23 pm Result: The Quad Cities River Bandits continued to skid, losing 4-2 on the road to the Cedar Rapids Kernels at ...
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08/18/2014, 9:35 pm GENESEO — Bob Pettit's annual question to Pat Mitchell finally has been answered in the affirmative. Mitchell, a longtime ...
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08/18/2014, 8:58 pm Alleman coach Jay Hatch received a nice gift in the mail on Monday, getting rewarded for stepping in and caddying ...
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08/18/2014, 8:04 pm ROCK ISLAND — When you look at the potential two-deep roster for the 2014 Augustana football squad, you see a ...
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08/18/2014, 7:44 pm When it comes to player safety, Mercer County football coach Nat Zunkel believes it "should be and will be a ...
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08/18/2014, 6:52 pm The Havoc 98 fastpitch softball team finished in third place at USSSA 15-Under Nationals, going 7-2 and also finished second ...
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08/18/2014, 6:44 pm EAST MOLINE — Mike Murphy Jr. has had his No. 14 IMCA Late Model on a roll at the Quad ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm At 74 years old, Glen Cook isn't ready to begin slowing down anytime soon. A 1958 graduate of Rockridge ...
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08/18/2014, 5:51 pm Silence sometimes can speak volumes in a tense situation. Rock Island baseball coach Jay Wayland is embracing that. With ...
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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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