James Harry Tollerud, 76, of Coal Valley, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the family. James was born June 30, 1936, in Moline, the son of Harry and Grace Tollerud. He retired from IH Farmal in 1989. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting and camping. Survivors include his daughters, Treasa Poma and Grace Husky; sons, Dan, Jonathan and Harold Tollerud; grandchildren, Destiny Tollerud, Jonathan Tollerud, Zachary Tollerud, Austin Tollerud, Kayla Pairrett and Breanna Pairrett; and a brother, Dan Tollerud. Online condolences may be sent to the family at schrodermortuary.com.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.