Ervin Massingill, Prophetstown, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner. Ervin was born Feb. 2, 1933. He married Carol Harker on Feb. 10, 1953. He retired as manager from Frary Lumber, Prophetstown, after 37 years. His children are Kent (Gina) Massingill, Erie; and Marsha (Mike) Riley, Moline. His grandchildren are Brian (Julia) Massingill, Atkinson; and Angi (Jared) Solie, Annawan. His great-grandchildren are Emma, Tanner and Braedon. He is a member of the United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Prophetstown. He is loved and admired by all of us.
Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day. 1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House. 1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson.. 1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation. 1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today. 1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.