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08/01/2014, 5:45 pm Anderson, Gary L., 62, Rock Island; 2 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline. Cathelyn, Virgie Hazel Urish, 71, Galva; 11 a.m., Church ...
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08/01/2014, 5:44 pm Beckmann, Mortier K. "Mort," 86, formerly Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf. Erdman, Donald D., 79, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo. Kennison, Iris, 80, Moline; ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Robert W. Yeager, 90, of Davenport, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Arrangements are ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Ronald Thomas, 59, of Davenport, died of cancer on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Moline. Memorial services are noon Monday ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Sheri Marquette, 61, of Camanche, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, Iowa. Arrangements are pending ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Mortier K. "Mort" Beckmann, 86, formerly of Bettendorf, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Janet R. "Jan" Ward, 60, of Kewanee, died July 29, 2014, at her home. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Richard R. "Dick" Strandgard, 84, of Hampton, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Donald D. Erdman, 79, of Geneseo, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Long Term Care Unit, Geneseo. ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Elaine M. DeJaegher Smith, 82, of Hampton, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her home. Funeral services are ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Mark Kohl, 57, of East Moline, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis. Private family ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Iris Kennison, 80, of Moline, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Riverwood Rehab, East Moline. Services will be 10 ...
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08/01/2014, 5:43 pm Robert F. Drehman, 86, of Moline, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. at Friendship Manor, Rock Island. ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Jerry L. Mendoza, 59, of Davenport, died on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport. Arrangements ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Lawrence Virgil Meek, 71, of Bettendorf, died July 31, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Services are 10 ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Judith Noel Kowalske, 78, of Bettendorf, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., died July 27, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Elaine M. Freiburger, 88, Davenport, died July 30, 2014, at Davenport Lutheran Home. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at McGinnis-Chambers, ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Richard R. "Dick" Strandgard, 84, Hampton, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Janet Elaine Piester, 76, of Kewanee, died July 30, 2014, at her home. Cremation will be accorded. Graveside services Monday ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Rita L. Anderson, 82, of Silvis, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis. Funeral services ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Kirk Douglas Wicks, 63, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at UnityPoint Health–Trinity Rock Island. A memorial service ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm John "John Henry" Schroeder, 56, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Davenport. Private services will be ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Robert F. Drehman, 86, of Moline, formerly of Geneseo passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Friendship Manor, Rock Island. ...
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07/31/2014, 6:58 pm Roxanne "Rox" M. Borkhardt, 50, of Moline, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends at home ...
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07/30/2014, 5:50 pm Conner, Katrina A., 17, Rock Island; 1:30 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island. Dodds, Lester H., 90, Ottumwa, Iowa, formerly ...
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07/30/2014, 5:49 pm Anderson, Rita L., 82, Silvis; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion. Borkhardt, Roxanne M., 50, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline. Cathelyn, Virgie ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Norma Jean Nigh, 91, of LeClaire, died July 29, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Elaine M. Freiburger, 88, of Davenport, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Davenport Lutheran Home. Arrangements are pending at McGinnis-Chambers ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Funeral services for Michael R. Bowker, 59, of Davenport, are 7 p.m. Friday at Cunnick-Collins, Davenport, with visitation 4 p.m. ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Janet R. "Jan" Ward, 60, of Kewanee, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Rux ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Virgie Hazel Urish Cathelyn, 71, of Galva, passed away quietly on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Toulon Health Care Center ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Rita L. Anderson, 82, of Silvis, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis. Arrangements are ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Rodger Goodwin, 65, of East Moline, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis. Arrangements are ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm J. Kevin Zerull, 63, of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Rock Island, died July 21, 2014, at his home. Services ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Kirk Douglas Wicks, 63, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Arrangements are pending ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm John "John Henry" Schroeder, 56, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Rafferty ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Lisa Marie Schmook, 46, of Rock Island, formerly of Buffalo, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home. Services ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Fredrick Riportella, 71, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Arrangements are pending at ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Wilbur Ray Perkins, 86, a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy, Ill., formerly of Rock Island, died Sunday, July ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Emil T. Dupont, 90, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. A Mass ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Janice M. Orsborn, 66, formerly of Moline, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence in Springfield, Va. A ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Roxanne M. Borkhardt, 50, of Moline, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary & ...
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07/30/2014, 5:47 pm Marie F. Freed, 95, of Milan, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. A Mass ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Akers, Steven Glen, infant son of Skylar Grace Ven Huizen and Travis Glen Akers, both of Geneseo; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island. ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Gunning, L. Eileen, 75, Neponset; 11 a.m., First United Methodist, Kewanee. Johnson, Patricia, 69, Galva; 3:30 p.m., Rux, Galva. Stamer, ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Dorothy S. "Dottie" Kropp, 86, of Davenport, passed away peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Michael R. Bowker, 59, of Davenport, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center West, Davenport. Arrangements are ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Emily R. Roman, 72, of Atkinson, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center East, Davenport. Funeral services ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Services for Vicki Patterson, 59, of Aledo, are 10 a.m. Friday at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be at ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Denise Diane McAtee, 45, of Lynn Center, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Davenport. A private family memorial service will ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Lester H. Dodds, 90, of Ottumwa, Iowa, formerly of Geneseo, passed away Monday morning, July 28, 2014, at the Hospice ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Steven Glen Akers, infant son of Skylar Grace Ven Huizen and Travis Glen Akers, both of Geneseo, was born silently ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Randy L. Halsey, 53, of Silvis, went to meet his Lord and savior on Monday, July 28, 2014, at his ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Lola Mae "Jackie" Roden, 84, of East Moline, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Correction: Funeral services for Gabriella "Gaye" Maertens, 80 of Menahga, Minn., formerly of East Moline, will be held 11 a.m. ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm J. Kevin Zerull, 63, of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Rock Island, died July 21, 2014, at his home. ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Lisa Schmook, 46, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday July 29, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Wheelan-Pressly ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Emil T. Dupont, 90, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Visitation will be ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Janice M. Orsborn, 66, of Springfield, Va., formerly of Moline, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at her home. Visitation will ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Nona Ruth Martin Grimes entered eternal peace on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the age of 91 years, 11 months ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Danny Newell Wadkins Sr., 74, of Milan, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Iowa City VA Health Care System, Iowa ...
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07/29/2014, 7:47 pm Nellie M. Schare, 75, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her home. There are no services planned ...
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07/28/2014, 6:02 pm Beuseling, Francis E., 87, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo. Gunning, L. Eileen, 75, Neponset; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee. Halsey, Randy L., 53, Silvis; Schroder, ...
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07/28/2014, 6:01 pm Bishop, Dr. Joseph R., 87, Moline, formerly Rock Island; 10 a.m., South Park Presbyterian, Rock Island. McGinnis, Patricia A., 77, ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Services for James Pribble, 69, of Davenport, are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport. Burial is in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport. ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Viola Millick, 87, of Bettendorf, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Iowa Masonic Health, Bettendorf. A memorial gathering is 4 ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Dorothy "Dottie" S. Kropp, 86, of Davenport, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Arrangements ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Melvin F. Williams, 89, of New Boston, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, Peoria. According to his wishes, ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Gladys L. Simpson, 97, of Alexis, died at 1:27 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. Funeral ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Loralee Joyce Schultz, 69, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away July 25, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Emily R. Roman, 72, of Atkinson, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport. Services are ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Denise McAtee, 45, of Lynn Center, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Kirk, Huggins & ...
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07/29/2014, 4:47 pm Gabriella "Gaye" Maertens, 80, of Menahga, Minn., passed away peacefully at St Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids, Minn., on Wednesday, ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Patricia Johnson, 69, of Galva, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at OSF St. Francis, Peoria. Services are 3:30 p.m. Wednesday ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm L. Eileen Gunning, 75, of Neponset, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at OSF Medical, Peoria. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Francis E. Beuseling, 87, of Geneseo, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. As he wished, cremation ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Randy L. Halsey, 53, of Silvis, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Katrina A. Conner, 17, of Rock Island, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Funeral services are ...
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07/28/2014, 6:00 pm Thomas J. Voss, 57, of Moline, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. Graveside services will be Friday, Aug. ...
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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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