Funerals today, Monday, June 30, 2014

Posted Online: June 29, 2014, 8:22 pm
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Clayton, Pamela Sue, 64, Coal Valley, formerly Ottumwa, Iowa; 3 p.m., Reece, Ottumwa.
Dodds, Melvin Roland, 83, LeClaire; 10:30 a.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Power, David T., 76, Bradenton, Fla., formerly Moline; 11 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Roddy, Thomas Jr., 78, Rock Island; 9:30 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic, Rock Island.
Strosche, Kaete S., 90, Rock Island; 11:30 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Tiesman, Mitchell Lee, 72, Fulton; 10:30 a.m., First Reformed, Fulton.
Welvaert, Lillian L., 90, Geneseo; 10:30 a.m., St. Malachy Catholic, Geneseo.


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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