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 Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.