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Posted on QC Examiner, 2-Sep '14, 10:49AM

Via Eric Timmons @ericjtimmons: Jim Wozniak has resigned his position as asst. state’s attorney for Rock Island County to focus on his campaign.

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 2-Sep '14, 9:53AM

    Isaac Backus She didn't pay the tax because she was a Baptist  The Ecclesiastical tax, which was approved by some colonies in early America which forced Baptists to pay assessments for the upkeep of churches of various denominations, … Continue reading →

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 1-Sep '14, 8:13PM

We will preface this story with a phrase that never fails to give the wife the giggles; this is based on a true story. We received an email from a friend about a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress dubbed “All American” and it told quite a story. Said tale has since been proven wrong but even ...

Posted on Greasy Joints, 29-Aug '14, 4:25PM

 Looking for yet another solid burger joint, The River House in Moline (1510 River Dr) beckoned to us from across the Mississippi River.  We obliged, and found ourselves there for lunch one fine summer day.There is a nice outdoor patio area, but ragweed is raging and my body revolting, so ...

Posted on QC Ghost, 28-Aug '14, 9:39PM

The DOJ claims that the north Minneapolis town broke a federal law when it rejected the center in 2012."An injustice has been done," U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said on August 27. "I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates ...

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 28-Aug '14, 12:15PM

When I got off work last Monday, I had no idea it would be one of the greatest nights of my life. Not until I got the text.

Once upon a Shane many moons ago, my first serious girlfriend made me a mixtape. It included a quick three-minute jam called "A New England" by the British singer/songwriter Billy

Posted on The Scoundrel, 27-Aug '14, 1:30AM

In what medias Bards expose as shocking unfolding dramas –> it seems that the local   Rock Island Co. Democrat Party leadership along with State Level leadership has long been up to unsavory Good-Old-Boy   hiring practices. The article suggests 255 State of Illinois hirings had the ...

Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 22-Jul '14, 9:45AM

Some of my favorite golf photos from this year's John Deere Classic.Zach Johnson always has a big gallery following him around the course. Always looking for new angles to show all the people surrounding him. Brian Harman pulled a local high school basketball coach out of the crowd when is caddie ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 22-Jun '14, 11:51AM

Recently the Rock Island School District #41 received news that it will receive federal funds to improve the test scores of the students throughout the system, which has a below average national rating. School teachers are now teaching to the test. This means students can memorize the answers ...

Posted on Quad City Images, 20-Jun '14, 8:28AM

 The Bettendorf Library is hosting a celebration of Charlie Chaplin's silent films this afternoon and evening. They've made this clever video as well. This is one of those great examples of the small world that is the Quad Cities, as this video involves people from my childhood and adult life ...

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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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