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04/22/2014, 11:24 pm When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again. ...
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04/22/2014, 10:51 pm Prep softball United Township 15, Rockridge 4: Winning pitcher Heather Johnson helped her own cause in United Township's five-inning home ...
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04/22/2014, 10:32 pm MOLINE – An explosive offense sure can help hide any deficiencies – real or perceived – that a team may ...
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04/22/2014, 9:53 pm SILVIS -- To overcome its offensive inconsistencies, sophomore forward Abbie Graham believes the United Township girls' soccer team needs to ...
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04/22/2014, 9:30 pm WOODHULL -- Ridgewood baseball coach Seth Spivey put it aptly when he said this of his team's matchups with Lincoln ...
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04/22/2014, 9:30 pm ROCK ISLAND -- When Riverdale graduate Mitchell Keppy committed to the Iowa football program a little more than three years ...
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04/22/2014, 7:52 pm For less than the price of a gallon of gas, Quad-Citians can help support their community tonight and see a ...
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04/22/2014, 7:48 pm CLINTON, Iowa -- Perhaps a trip home is what Thomas Lindauer needed to spark his bat. Two games into ...
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04/22/2014, 7:17 pm One of the points we hunters and those who oppose hunting agree on is: what a waste it is when ...
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04/22/2014, 7:12 pm It wasn't until I got some phone calls about renewing boat registration stickers that I realized I had forgotten to ...
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04/22/2014, 6:20 pm After scoring high-jump bronze at last May's IHSA Class 1A state track-and-field championships, Annawan-Wethersfield's Karissa Roman naturally set her sights ...
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04/22/2014, 10:22 am Lance Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping ...
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04/21/2014, 11:56 pm EAST MOLINE -- Doug Crampton just had that feel from the moment he unloaded the car on Sunday afternoon. ...
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04/21/2014, 11:56 pm And down the stretch they come: Yes, we are already approaching the final week of regular-season play for the Black ...
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04/21/2014, 11:56 pm A cutline from Saturday's Rock Island Invitational track meet incorrectly identified the Rock Island runner in the 300 hurdles race. ...
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04/21/2014, 11:55 pm ALEDO — When the Alleman and Mercer County high school baseball teams met a few weeks ago on the Pioneers' ...
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04/21/2014, 11:17 pm Prep baseball Rock Island 4, Monmouth-Roseville 2: Alex Hardcastle's two-run single capped a third inning in which Rock Island scored ...
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04/21/2014, 11:08 pm Result: The Quad Cities River Bandits suffered a 7-6 loss to the Clinton LumberKings on Monday at Ashford University Field. ...
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04/21/2014, 11:58 pm CLINTON, Iowa — Wearing a black Quad Cities River Bandits uniform with No. 23 stitched across the back on Monday ...
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04/21/2014, 9:50 pm Riley Strandgard has been swinging a big bat for the 13-0 Sherrard Tigers softball team — not only this year, ...
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04/21/2014, 9:42 pm MOLINE — In the eternal glass half-empty or half-full debate, Thomas Frazee admits to falling on the optimist side of ...
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04/21/2014, 8:13 pm Former champs from the two biggest local road races nearly accounted for both overall winners at Monday's 118th Boston Marathon. ...
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04/21/2014, 6:43 pm Not making the NCAA tournament in 2014 was a major blow to University of Illinois basketball fans, but coaches and ...
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04/20/2014, 10:33 pm ALLEN, Texas -- Top goal-scorer Thomas Frazee was a late scratch before the game. Veteran defender Matt Duffy was injured ...
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04/20/2014, 8:27 pm DAVENPORT -- An offense short on power, but long on batting average and on-base percentage, has the Quad Cities River ...
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04/20/2014, 7:30 pm Spurring an opportunity to play professional baseball with a six-figure signing bonus for the opportunity to play at Appalachian State ...
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04/20/2014, 7:25 pm 1. "Three title rings for Sherrard grad Boraas": Sarah Boraas has two college championship track & field rings at Wartburg ...
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04/20/2014, 7:25 pm Rock Island senior three-sport standout Trey Sigel joined some select company when he was named one of four recepients of ...
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04/20/2014, 7:24 pm Rockridge senior Ethan Happ had another strong performance on Sunday for the United States in the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in ...
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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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