Arnold Goreth Birthday

Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 10:59 am
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Arnold Walker Goreth, 430 30th Ave., East Moline, will be honored at an open house on Nov. 25, 2012, in observance of his 90th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m. at East Moline Nursing and Rehabilitation. There also will be a card shower for those who can't attend, or anyone who would like to send a card.
Mr. Goreth was born Nov. 27, 1922. He married Norma Armstrong on July 24, 1955, in Moline. She is deceased.
His children are Patti Bliven, Milan; Nancy Trush, Moline; and Joan Mincer and Sally Hull, both of Rock Island. He has nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired in June 2005 from Hy-Vee, and previously from National Life & Accident Insurance Co. and Erie Greenhouse, where he was the owner. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Rock Island.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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