Deaths, April 12, 2014

Posted Online: April 11, 2014, 5:37 pm
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Almanza, Helen L., 60, Rochelle, Ill., formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Beyhl, Shanna Lee Irvine, 37, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Cagle, Valeria, 86, Bettendorf ; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hoyt, Gay, 70, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Lawson, Bill, 89, Rock Island; Dennison, Viola.
Reisenbigler, Arden G., 75, Arlington Heights, Ill., formerly Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Schmid, Patrick A., 48, Rock Island; Rafferty, Moline.
Schmitt, Alice L., 14, Davenport; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Sheridan, Patrick Michael "Pat," 68, Clinton, Iowa; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Walters, David A. "Smokie," 54, Moline; Van Hoe.
White, Hazel Lorene, 69, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
White, Joyce A., 75, Aurora, Ill.; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.


Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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