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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Campbell, Michael L., 54, Davenport; Runge, Davenport. David, Roger D., 62, Bettendorf; Fippinger, Aledo. Henry, Dayna Jones, 49, Hampton, Ga., ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Armstrong, Grace W., 94, Davenport; 10 a.m., Weerts, Davenport. Barchman, Walter J., 93, Davenport; 4-6 p.m., Unitarian Church, Davenport. Cappaert, ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Dean V. Simpson, 55, of Davenport, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Genesis West, Davenport. Services will be 1 ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Todd W. Rawson, 50, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Norma Maxine Lensch, 85, of Bettendorf, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf. Private burial is at Davenport ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Margie L. Lee, 84, of Davenport, died on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society in Davenport. Arrangements are ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Mark Kriner, 58, of Davenport, formerly of Bettendorf, died Aug. 20, 2014, at home. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Nathan H. Kimbrough, 64, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Cancer Treatment Center of America, Zion, Ill. ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Roger D. David, 62, of Bettendorf, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Genesis East, Davenport. Arrangements are pending at Fippinger ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Michael L. Campbell, 54, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Muriel Jane Miller, 91, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill. ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Betty Kipp, 87, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village. Arrangements are pending with ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Memorial services for NaDeen H. Sierra, 65, of East Moline, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Ormaline A. Rebello, 83, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Dayna Jones Henry, 49, of Hampton, Ga., formerly of Rock Island, passed away Aug. 10, 2014, at home. A memorial ...
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08/21/2014, 8:30 pm Debra "Deb" G. King-Martin, 63, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services ...
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08/20/2014, 6:04 pm Bartman, William W. "Bill," 79, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran, Moline. Dennison, Barbara J., 82, Colona; 10 a.m., ...
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08/20/2014, 6:04 pm Butler, Donald Gene, 72, San Jose, Calif. Clark, Charles A., 54, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island. Duke, Joy "Mimi," ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Dora E. Smith, 82, of Davenport, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Genesis East, Davenport. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Dean V. Simpson, 55, of Davenport, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center West, Davenport. Arrangements are pending ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Julia M. Pope, 91, of Davenport, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center West, Davenport. Arrangements are pending ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Jackson "Jack" Alvi Megonigle, 94, of Davenport, died Aug. 19, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Services are ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Danny E. Kelley, 52, of Davenport, died at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Runge ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Jean Frances Gripp, 91, of Midlothian, Texas, formerly of Davenport, died Aug. 17, 2014, at home. Services are 11 a.m. ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Richard "Rick" H. Greve Jr., of Bettendorf, died Aug. 15, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Services are 11 a.m. ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Joy "Mimi" Duke, 60, of Davenport, passed away Aug. 19, 2014. Services are 5 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Kenneth V. Ziemer, 85, of Reynolds, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo. Funeral services are ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Sandra Rae Swanson Wells, of Deland, Fla., formerly of the Quad-Cities area, passed away Aug. 12, 2014. A memorial service ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Wendell A. Oak, 81, of Reynolds, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home. Funeral services are 9:30 a.m. Saturday ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Betsy L. Shaw, 66, of Silvis, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis. Arrangements are pending at ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm NaDeen Sierra, 65, of East Moline, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf. Arrangements are pending at Van ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Jean Pauley, 59, of East Moline, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf. As she wished, cremation rites ...
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08/21/2014, 4:09 pm Nathaniel Sherrod, 56, of Rock Island, passed away at home on Aug. 13, 2014, with his wife at his side. ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Ormaline A. Rebello, 83, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home. A memorial gathering will be ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Beverly J. Nicholson, 84, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Charles Anthony Clark, 54, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Services are 10 ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm After a 20-year courageous struggle to live in a body that no longer worked because of a massive brain injury, ...
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08/20/2014, 6:02 pm Donald Gene Butler, 72, of San Jose, Calif., passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Valley Medical Center, San ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm DeBlock, Edward, 96, Aledo; Speer, Aledo. Jackson, Glenn M., 53, Bettendorf; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport. Kirschenmann, Reinhold, 89, Rock Island; Esterdahl, Moline. ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Dillavou, Wendell, 94, Aledo; 10:30 a.m., Speer, Aledo. Kaiser, Karen Sue, 71, West Point, Ill., formerly Kewanee; 2:30 p.m., Rux, ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Paul E. Skold, 61, of Davenport, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. A celebration of life gathering will ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Carol J. Moore, 65, of Davenport, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at ManorCare, Davenport. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Beulah R. Lewandowski, 102, of Davenport, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Postillion House, Davenport. Services are 2 p.m. today ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Eric Leon Lambert, 52, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport. Funeral ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Glenn M. Jackson, 53, of Bettendorf, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport. Arrangements are ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Walter J. Barchman, 93, of Davenport, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Country Manor, Davenport. A gathering is 4-6 p.m. ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Grace W. Armstrong, 94, of Davenport, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at her daughter's home in Lincoln, Ala. Services are ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Mark J. VanDeVelde, 58, of Galva, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Sue C. Lambert, 77, of Orion, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis. A memorial ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Dolores Marie Justus, 97, of Galesburg, formerly of Galva, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Heartland Health Care, Galesburg. Services ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Edward DeBlock, 96, of Aledo, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. A Mass of Christian Burial ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm On Aug. 17, 2014, Carolyn J. Krapp, of Coal Valley, and her husband, George F. Krapp, were reunited after 15 ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Annie Lou Morrison, 79, of Rock Island, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island, with ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Reinhold Kirschenmann, 89, of Rock Island, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Silver Cross at Friendship Manor, Rock Island. Funeral ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Marcia A. "Mitzi" Hill, 87, of Friendship Manor, Rock Island, passed away Aug. 15, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. ...
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08/19/2014, 10:25 pm Susan Lee Whitney, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, in Tulsa. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Bartman, William W. "Bill," 79, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island. Bush, Barbara Ann, 88, Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Sheffield; ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Duncan, Robert L., 88, Colona; 10:30 a.m., Vandemore, Geneseo. Gipson, Charles J., 79, Davenport; 11 a.m., Our Lady of ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Gabriella Trinity Trice, infant daughter of Chavaras and Krystall Trice, Davenport, was born at 10:28 p.m. Aug. 16, 2014, at ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Dorothy Oloff, 87, of Bettendorf, died Aug. 18, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Carol J. Moore, 65, of Davenport, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at ManorCare Health Services, Davenport. Arrangements are pending at ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Beulah R. Lewandowski, 102, of Davenport, died on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Postillion House in Davenport. Arrangements are ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Mark VanDeVelde, 58, of Galva, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Rux Funeral Home, ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm John F. Mortonson, 80, of Geneseo, passed away Aug. 17, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society, Geneseo Village. Funeral services for ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm James L. McChesney, 65, of Aledo, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. Family and friends will ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Sue C. Lambert, 77, of Orion, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Aspen Rehab & Health Care, Silvis. Arrangements are ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Erich Kleemann, 84, of Geneseo, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Funeral services celebrating Erich's ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Frances E. Huber, 86, of Aledo, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living Center, Aledo. Services are 11 ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Barbara Ann Bush, 88, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Sheffield, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Hospice of Cincinnati. Arrangements ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Martha Jane Arnold Willis, 71, of East Moline, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, after a long and courageous ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm James E. Harris, 46, a resident of Spencer Towers, Rock Island, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at home. Arrangements are ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Rose Goldsmith, 91, of St. Louis Park, Minn., formerly of Rock Island, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Funeral ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Allan E. Carlson, 84, of Rock Island, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his home. Per Allan's wishes, there will ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm William W. "Bill" Bartman, 79, of Rock Island, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. ...
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08/18/2014, 6:37 pm Mildred "Louise" Taylor-Franks, 102, of Moline, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan, Geneseo. Funeral services will be ...
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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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