Gilbert 'Sonny' Short Birthday

Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2013, 9:30 am
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Gilbert "Sonny" Short, will celebrate his 75th birthday with a "surprise" open house at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at a building on-site at Wedgewood Park, 23313 Greenriver Road, Colona.
His children are Wayne (Lisa), Sarona, Wis.; Debi, West Des Moines, Iowa; Curtis (Terumi), Tokyo, Japan; and Kathy and Jim (deceased but not forgotten). He has 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Gil owned A-1 Fire Equipment until 2004.


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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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