Funerals today, Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 7:31 pm
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Bates, Clinton, Davenport; noon, Peoples Missionary, Rock Island.
Dixon, Steven W. "Butch," 38, Aledo; 11:30 a.m., St. Anthony's Catholic, Matherville.
Johnson, Alexander, 20, Moline; 10 a.m., Legacy Baptist, Davenport.
Kaiser, James, 71, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., St. John Vianney, Bettendorf.
Koeppel, Velma, 86, Davenport; 11 a.m., Westside Assembly of God, Davenport.
Miller, Dolores M., 84, Boden; 10 a.m., Dennison, Viola.
Newton, Mildred I., 96, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Good Shepherd Presbyterian, Rock Island.
Olson, Alice M., 95, formerly Sherrard; 2:30 p.m., Kirk Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Osborne, Charles Randle, 41, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., Redeemer Lutheran, Bettendorf.
Scherer, Harold, 78, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Schlofeldt, Norma E., 91, Coal Valley; 10:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran, Coal Valley.
Searl, Nancy L., 64, Port Byron; 10 a.m., Messiah Lutheran, Port Byron.
Springer, Grace Elizabeth, 92, Silvis; 11 a.m., Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, Ill.
Turner, Cassaundra "Cassi," 15, Sherrard; 10:30 a.m., Cable Community Church.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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