Services for Gerald "Jerry" W. McClanahan, 71, Davenport, are 9:30 a.m., Monday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to services Monday. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. He died Jan. 16, 2013, at Clarrisa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf. Surviving are his wife, Judith; children, Gary, Geneseo, Sandra Lyons, Maquoketa, Iowa, Robert, Trenton, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, including Maureen Keller, Davenport.
Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line. 1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.