Funerals today, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Atchison, Alice L., 96, Moline, formerly Ottawa; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic, Moline.
Brown, Willard, 65, Aledo; 11 a.m., McPherren Cemetery, rural Aledo.
Dowsett, Raymond D., 80, Aledo; 11 a.m., Viola United Methodist.
Exline, Larry Dwayne, 69, Rock Island; 2 p.m., Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Centerville, Iowa.
Frank, Lyle S., 94, formerly Tampico; 11 a.m., McDonald, Prophetstown.
Lashbrook, Robert E., 83, Silvis; 7 p.m., Schroder, Silvis.
Mihevic, Joseph A., 59, Eldridge; 9 a.m., Rock Island National Cemetery (meet 8:30 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline).
Seesland, Alberta Louise "Billie," 92, East Moline; 11 a.m., First Congregational, Moline.
Westgard, Wayne A., 86, Taylor Ridge; 10:30 a.m., Zion Lutheran, Taylor Ridge.
Zemelka, Dr. Wayne, 77, Bettendorf; 6 p.m., Runge, Davenport.


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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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