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 Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2013. There are 22 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: All last week were favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather. The mercury ranged from 40 to 65 degrees and the ice is entirely gone out of the river. 1888 — 125 years ago: W.D. Reimers was given charge of the Weyerhaeuser-Denkmann mill in Davenport. 1913 — 100 years ago: Eight hundred or more tons of earth in six landslides, covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 — 75 years ago: Patrolman Joseph H. Schnelder, of Moline, has been awarded four medals for proficiency in marksmanship. He is the crack pistol shot of the Rock Island district. 1963 — 50 years ago: For the 83rd year, George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" was performed at Augustana College ushering in the spiritual aspect of the Christmas season. 1988 — 25 years ago: A water main break Thursday night, the fourth this week, affected 35 homes near the 2200 block of 39th Street, Rock Island, city officials said today.