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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 24-Jul '14, 2:20PM

  Bound and drowned for Christ Aeltgen Baten an aged woman. And Maeyken Wouters a young woman about 24 years both received Christ and were baptized and gave evidence of their faith before God and man in their community in … Continue reading →

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 24-Jul '14, 10:57AM

After reading an article in our local paper we feel compelled to address a few of the issues that were mentioned. It would seem that Alderman Boom believes the owner of the owner of the team that calls our local stadium home is out to take over LeClaire park. We honestly don’t see how that […]

Posted on QC Ghost, 23-Jul '14, 6:03PM

According to the Detroit News, anti-capitalism "everyman" filmmaker Michael Moore owns 9 homes. On top of a $2 million, 10,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan, there is a Manhattan condo that was once 3 condos, and 7 other properties. Moore's secret role as a land baron was revealed in divorce papers:The filmmaker, 60, who split his time between a home here and one in New York, is leaving his wife of 22 years, Kathy Glynn.His hit movies and best-selling books have begat a lifestyle far from most ballcap-wearing, duck-waddling denizens of Flint.Moore and Glynn own ...

Posted on QC Examiner, 23-Jul '14, 12:59PM

GOP candidate for treasurer, Rep. Tom Cross was in the QCs yesterday and in an interview with the QCOnline editorial board, he made this interesting comment: “Rep. Cross said that, if elected, he would not hesitate to sue the General Assembly if lawmakers fail to pass a balanced budget. The state constitution requires such a […]

Posted on The Scoundrel, 23-Jul '14, 9:24AM

Evidently with modern science you really can’t keep a worshiped man down. Of course the taxpayers are probably financing the affair in more ways than security. Instead of boxers or briefs the question is now Viagra or Cialis?   Meet Bill Clinton’s Latest Mistress | The Political Insider.

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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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