Deaths for Thursday, July 3, 2014

Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:43 pm
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Ackley, John W., 92, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Christenson, Carl V., 84, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Gillett, Ino A., 98, Illinois City; Fippinger, Aledo.
Haga, Ralph S. Jr., 66, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Hallquist, Lester R., 89, East Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Hammerberg, Vivian, 93, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Hereford, Eleanor May, 91, Princeton, Ill., formerly Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Naab-Muller, Sandra J. "Sandy," 72, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Spires, Fred Thurston Sr., 83, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Steinhagen, Betty J., 90, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Van Wassenhove, Phillip "Butch," 68, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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