Deaths, Jan. 22, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 7:26 pm
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Armstrong, Cathy Lynn Conner, 52, Bettendorf; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Boleen, Mamie L., 88, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Collins, Sherlene E., 68, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Foster, Martin, 74, Coal Valley; Schroder, Colona.
Gaskins, Earl Melvin, 84, Golconda, Ill.; Aly, Eddyville, Ill.
Grasso, Susan L., 59, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Holcomb, Faith Gertrude, 85, Ocala, Fla.; Countryside, Anthony, Fla.
Jenkins, Robert L., 83, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Viola and Moline; Speer, Aledo.
Mather, Dorothy "Dodie," 93, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
McConville, Bruce A., 70, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Thompson, Robert E., 91, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
VanZuiden, Raymond K., 78, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Willemarck, William W. "Billy," 55, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.



















 



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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

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1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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