Deaths, Jan. 6, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 5:14 pm
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Bremer, Charles K., 83, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Fleming, Tari E., 70, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Grimes, Betty Jean, 92, Rock Island, formerly of Moline and Gulf Port, Miss.; Rafferty, Moline.
Hein, Paul D., 87, of Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Isaacson, Muriel K., 91, formerly of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Karenke, Dale O., 78, Lynn Center; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Ketner, Glenna, 87, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Long, Mary Ann, 90, formerly of Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Odell, Sheryl L., 50, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Singleton, Ashlynn Marie, infant daughter of Ariel Singleton, Moline; Hodgson, Rock Island.
West, Helen, 90, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Witmore, Phyllis M., 84, of Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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