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Ingredients

1 cup Crisco
1-3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Cream together Crisco and sugar. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Remove 1 cup batter and set aside. Spread remaining batter in greased jelly roll pan. Spread cherry pie filling on top. Drop teaspoons of reserved batter over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. Mix all ingredients together for glaze and drizzle over coffeecake.

Pat Weigandt Kleinsmith
East Moline



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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