Neil Carr, 78, of Walnut, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at CGH Medical, Sterling. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Walnut First United. Burial is in Walnut Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. todayat Garland, Walnut, and 9:30 a.m. to services at the church. He was born in Mendota, Ill. He married Carol Zumdahl in 1958. She died in 1997. He married Mildred DeSplinter Powers in 2002. Survivors are wife; children, Roger, Russiaville, Ind., Dean, Bloomington, Ill., and Julie Jamison,Princeton, Ill.; five grandchildren; and two brothers.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.