Deaths, April 13, 2014

Posted Online: April 12, 2014, 6:18 pm
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Atkinson, D. Michael "Mike," 79, Geneseo, formerly Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Cavanaugh, Mildred L., 88, formerly Silvis and East Moline.
Dickens, Charles H., 67, LeClaire, Runge, Davenport.
Duranso, Elsie I., 82, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Fitzgerald, Lois, 97, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Hurley, Bruce D., 62, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Jackson, Franch Jr., 70, formerly Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Jones, Harold A., 81, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Kinney, Dale R., 64, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Kirschenman, Violet, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Laity, Helen Radmacher, 100, Avonlea Cottages, Milan, formerly Rock Island; Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.
Lambrecht, William C. "Bill," 78, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
McCalmont, Teresa Johnson, Janesville, Wis.; Sunset, Machesney Park, Ill.
Medlock, Deagon Wayne, infant son of Matt and Samantha Medlock, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Reynolds, Donna Joanne, 79, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Steele, Lawrence, 67, Aledo; Esterdahl, Moline
Sunderbruch, Judy L., 75, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Welsh, Margaret Ellen, Williamsburg, Iowa; Powell, Williamsburg.


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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