Funerals, May 8, 2013

Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Brown, William "Bill" A., Bettendorf; 10 a.m., First Assembly of God, Bettendorf.
Johnson, Darlene L., 84, Geneseo; 11 a.m., Vandemore, Geneseo.
Kandis, Frances M., 87, East Moline; 10 a.m., Assumption Greek Orthodox, East Moline.
Martinez, Frank Jr., 68, Davenport, formerly of Fremont, Calif.; 6:30 p.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Norvell, Mona E., 83, Davenport; 11 a.m. Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Meet by 10:30 a.m. at Weerts, Davenport.
Petersen, Kathlyn M., 85, Davenport; 11:15 a.m., Kahl Home, Davenport.
Ricketts, Cheryl Janet, 85, Davenport and Bettendorf; 10 a.m., St. John Vianney Catholic, Bettendorf.
Rinella, Francis S. "Fran," 95, Kewanee; 10 a.m., St. Mary Catholic, Kewanee.


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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