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Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 whole egg
2 eggs separated
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup light brown sugar, packed

Instructions

Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to shortening mixture. Blend well. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch greased cake pan. Spread nuts, chocolate pieces and marshmallows over batter. Beat egg whites until stiff, fold in brown sugar. Spread over top of chocolate and marshmallows. Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Neva Emery, Prophetstown



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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