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Alleman Receives Largest Gift Ever

It can't say how much, but Alleman Catholic High School in Rock Island has just received the largest gift in school history. The gift comes from the Richard W. McCarthy Charitable Trust, and will allow the school to implement its strategic plan - including the purchase of new technology, updated labs, teacher training, student aid, new courses, and physical improvements to the school.

Richard McCarthy worked as an attorney in Rock Island for many years. In 1997 he found the law firm of McCarthy, Callas, Fuhr & Ellison where he practiced law until his death in 2008. 
He graduated from Saint Joseph's High School in Rock Island which later joined with Saint Mary's High School in Moline to form Alleman High School.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.