Services for Bette Schmid, 86, Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Davenport, Moline and Rock Island, are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony, Davenport. Burial is in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, and one hour prior to services at the church. She died Friday, Nov 9, 2012, at Bethany Home, Dubuque. She was born in 1926. Survivors are husband, John; brother, Paul Davis; children, Chris, Hudson, Wis., Jack, Dubuque, KathyMunson, Paradise Valley, Ariz., Nan Johnson, New York City; and three grandchildren.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.