Funerals today, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Posted Online: July 01, 2014, 8:08 pm
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Anderson, Lillie M., 84, Osco; 10 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran, Orion.
Hans, Judy, 64, Thomson, Ill.; 11 a.m., Spring Valley Reformed, Fulton.
Luther, Margaret E., 90, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Presbyterian, Rock Island.
Spotts, Linda, 69, Long Grove; 10:30 a.m., Weerts, Davenport.
West, Cynthia E., 65, East Moline; 1 p.m., Hampton Township Cemetery.
Wickersham, John W., 74, East Moline; 10 a.m., Schroder, Silvis.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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