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Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley, is home to hundreds of animals. The zoo also offers a playground, train and carousel rides, classes, gift shop, picnic areas, and concessions. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.). Admission is $7.25; $6.50 for ages 62 and up, $5.75 fpr ages 3-12; free for members and ages 2 and under; half-price Tuesdays. Admission will be free March 11-15. Call 309-799-5107 or email for details.

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Sunday, October 27, 2013




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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