Death list for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Frits, Marguerite, 85, Owatonna, Minn., formerly of Port Byron.
Gittings, Bonita, 67, Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Gless, Richard E. II, 42, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Huycke, Mary, 93, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Kelley, Douglas G., 76, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Nance, Willie "Cut," 67, Rock Island; Orr's, Rock Island.
Stahle, Kathleen P., 72, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Williams, Phyllis A., 77, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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