Funerals today, Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Posted Online: March 04, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Eckstein, Judith, 81, Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Jackson, Gloria, 78, Davenport; 11 a.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Kallquist, Patricia, 76, Davenport; noon, McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Reyna, Janie E., 68, East Moline; 10:30 a.m., Trimble, Moline.
Rolfes, Jay, 48, Bettendorf; 11:30 a.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Bettendorf.
Stephens, Donovan "Donnie" J., 36, Colona; 10 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Stivers, Ethel, 98, Claremont, Calif., formerly Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
VanOverberg, Frances A., 91, Moline, formerly Cambridge; 2:30 p.m., Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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