Deaths, Aug. 26, 2014

Posted Online: Aug. 25, 2014, 7:48 pm
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Adkins, Maxine, 75, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Allard, Dr. Donald J., 90, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Bierman, Mildred, 91, Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
DeLeeuw, Kay B., 81, Bettendorf, formerly of Savanna; Moline.
DeSpain, William H., 81, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Ellis, Gale E., 94, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Gosney, Albert P., 88, Sherrard; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Hill, Betty A., 88, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Ketner, Lorraine R., 88, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Lueders, John H., 92, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Pearson, June M., 89, East Moline, formerly Geneseo; Esterdahl, Moline.
Porter, Fredrick E., 77, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Ritter, Timothy C., 62, East Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Spratt, Ray, 80, Coal Valley; Esterdahl, Moline.
Stabler, Wayne, Taylor Ridge; Esterdahl, Moline.
Verdick, Raymond, 68, Rock Falls; Garland, Tampico.
Watkins, Eudora L., 91, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Weinstein, Beatrice "Bebe," 79, Rock Island; 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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