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 Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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