Funearls today, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Averill, William T. "Ted," 83, Rock Island; 1:30 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Carnes, Naomi Gail, 68, rural Griggsville, Ill.; 10 a.m., Niebur, Pittsfield, Ill.
Jefferson, Al, 77, Rock Island; National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet 10 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island).
Lopez, Gilbert T. "Gil," 80, Silvis; 10 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic, Silvis.
Nusbaum, David Bruce, 65, Eldridge; 11 a.m., Chambers, Eldridge.
Wagenecht, Leslie R., 52, Morrison; 10:30 a.m., St. Peter Lutheran, Morrison.
Watson, Ireta E., 80, formerly Moline and Coal Valley; 2 p.m., Trimble, Moline.


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  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."

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