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Rock Island Wapello Baseball Club

This past Saturday, September 17, 2011, the Quad Cities River Bandits became the 2011 Midwest League Champions by beating the Lansing Lugnuts 6-3 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. 145 years ago, on Thursday, October 20, 1866, The Rock Island … Continue reading

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WOC-TV: A not so Spooky Anniversary

Something not so spooky, but pretty spectacular happened on October 31, 1949.  Without a ribbon cutting or speeches, another brain child of B. J. Palmer (of chiropractic fame) came to life.  On that day, a television signal from Palmer’s WOC-TV … Continue reading

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