Wednesday, March 20, 1912 -- GREATER DAVENPORT COMMITTEE GETS ANOTHER NEW INDUSTRY | MANUFACTURE OF TYPE-SETTING MACHINES WILL BE CARRIED ON HERE
A new industry, the manufacturing of type-setting machines, which has every promise of becoming one of the most important enterprises in the United States, is about to be located in Davenport. About 75 expert mechanics will be employed the first year and 200 subsequent to the first year. The product will go to every city in the Union and every country of the world.
Monday, March 21, 1927 -- PHONE SERVICE DEMORALIZED BY HEAVY ICE | 1,000 Poles Snap in Tri-City Area; Repairmen Busy
The tri-cities were recovering today from the worst sleet storm, which has been suffered in eastern Iowa and western Illinois in years. Damage in this area has been conservatively estimated at $250,000. The tri-cities were nearly isolated over the weekend.
Sunday, March 22, 1942 -- 'Caught in The Draft' At the State
Bob Hope lands right in the middle of Uncle Sam's armament program in "Caught in the Draft," Paramount's all-out comedy now playing at the State theater. You can be sure there were plenty of fireworks -- the kind that's filled with laughing gags.
Saturday, March 23, 1957 -- LeMars Rips Clinton For Third Place
Des Moines, Ia. -- The basketball season ended on the downbeat for the River Kings of Clinton when LeMars handed them a 72-57 trimming in the Class A consolation game Saturday afternoon.
Friday, March 24, 1972 -- Marycrest To Consider Pleas | Minority Hiring, Studies
Dr. Louis Vaccaro, president of Marycrest College in Davenport, said after a meeting with black students Friday that school officials will investigate the possibility of hiring more minority staff members and establishing a minority studies degree program.
Wednesday, March 25, 1987 -- Levee panel endorses river gambling
Davenport Levee Commission members -- after receiving a letter asking that they oppose a riverboat gambling bill -- voted Wednesday to endorse the gambling bill. On a 4-0 vote, with Dr. A. Lynn Bryant abstaining, the commission approved a motion that endorses a bill currently being worked on in the Iowa Legislature creating "$200 daily limited casino-type riverboat gambling."
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 -- Sign of spring: bridge backups
The bi-state region might be a little more divided than normal this summer, at least in terms of people driving back and forth over the Mississippi River. And don't be surprised if some people that have to make the daily cross-state trips are a little more cranky. That is because work at most of the area bridges promises to delay traffic for the coming months.