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Ingredients

2 packages (1 ounce each) dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 cups lukewarm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup shortening
7 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
Cinnamon rolls:
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Mix milk, sugar and salt together. Add the softened yeast, eggs, shortening and all but a cup of the flour. Turn out on floured board. Let rest 5 minutes. Knead 10 minutes keeping dough as soft as possible, almost sticky, just so you are able to handle. Place in a greased bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise again 30 to 45 minutes. To make crescent dinner rolls, divide dough in 3 parts. Roll out each part to a 12 inch circle. Butter circle with melted butter. Cut into 12 or 16 wedges, like a pizza. Roll each triangle from the widest end to the smallest. Place rolls on a greased pan. Let rise 1 hour, then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. For cinnamon rolls, roll dough to a 9x18-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter, 2 tablespoons cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar on top. Roll it up and pinch to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Let rise in pan 1 hour and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

James Grant, East Moline



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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