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.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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