Death list for Sunday, March 24, 2013

Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 7:35 pm
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Johnston, Betty A., formerly Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Jones, Audrey Maxine Carter, 92, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Licklider, Jason E., 40, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Linson, Harold U., 52, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Osborn, Russ "Half-Pint," 59, West Burlington, Iowa; Thielen, Burlington, Iowa.
Thompson, Charlotte J., 94, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
VerStraete, Betty Arlene Keely, 89, Moline; Schroder, Silvis.
Vickers, Donald "Donnie" Jr., 39, Port Byron; Schroder, Silvis.


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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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