Death list for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 01, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Alava, Leonida R., 80, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Griffin, La Verne W. , 95, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Gustafson, Catherine F., 84, Cambridge; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Hillyer, William L., 72, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hoffman, Erline, 90, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Horeth, Scott H., 69, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Hovey, Doris M., 85, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Rogers Shebesta, Beatrice "Bea," 101, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Turner, Kenneth, 96, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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