Funerals today, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Andich, Beverly A., 86, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island.
Beuse, Richard William "Dick," 83, LeClaire; 1 p.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Blanks, Verdia Mae, 89, Kewanee; 1 p.m., First United Methodist, Kewanee.
Cadogan, Karen K., 68, Geneseo; noon, Bethel Baptist, Port Byron.
Clark, John K. "Jack," 81, Eldridge; 1 p.m., Runge, Davenport.
Griffin, Ruby E., 88, Silvis; 1:30 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Johnson, Robert "Bob" E., 84, Kewanee; 10 a.m., First Baptist, Kewanee.
Krantz, Gretchen A., 82, Aurora, Ill., formerly Moline; 10 a.m., St. Therese Church, Aurora.
Mather, Dorothy "Dodie," 93, Davenport; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Medley, Jeannette L., 86, Cambridge, formerly Woodhull; 1:30 p.m., Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Woodhull.
Paup, Lester Jr., 66, Moline; 10 a.m., Rafferty, Moline.


Local events heading

  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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