Frederick "Rick" Tillman Hawk Blume, 57, Kewanee, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Kewanee Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic, Kewanee. Burial is 3 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Peoria, Ill. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee, and 10 a.m. to services Thursday at church. Surviving are his wife, Kerry; children, Austin, Chesterfield, Pa., Ryan, Normal, Ill., Patrick, Kewanee, Janessa Worthington, West Chester, Pa., and Katie Blume, Kewanee; three sisters; an uncle.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu. 1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."