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.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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