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 Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.