Deaths, April 24, 2013

Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Borota, Philip A., 67, Toulon; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Boyd, Everett F., 81, Colona; Esterdahl, Moline.
Brondyke, Robert D. "Bob," 90, Port Byron; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Brown-Brockmann, Sharon E., 53, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Deahl, Robert L., 89, of Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Greth, Lawrence D., 73, Newton Township; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Hill Heuermann, Jean, 59, Ava, Mo.
Johnson, Louis Charles, 54, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Marckese, Thomas Sr., 91, East Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Schroeder, Lois J., 92, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Shanks, Fletcher W., 98, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Specht, Maxine M., 85, formerly Tampico; Garland, Tampico.


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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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