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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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07/27/2014, 7:52 pm Conner, Katrina A., 17, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island. Kowalske, Judith N., 78, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf. McKay, Robert W., ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Crumly, Margaret M., 48, Grandview, Iowa; 4-8 p.m., The Rendezvous, Muscatine. Dolleslager, Ronald W., 69, Moline; 10 a.m., Rafferty, Moline. ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Services for Mary Therese Nester Roseman, of Bettendorf, are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic, Davenport. Burial ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Gloria Jean Paget, 63, of Bettendorf, died July 25, 2014, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Runge, ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Viola M. Millick, 87, of Bettendorf, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Iowa Masonic Health Facility, Bettendorf. Arrangements are ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Judith N. Kowalske, 78, of Bettendorf, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Arrangements ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Services for Frances C. "Fran" Ryan Foster, 98, of Bettendorf, are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Catholic, Bettendorf. ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Melvin S. Williams, 89, of Aledo, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at United Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill. Arrangements are pending ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Gladys L. Simpson, 97, of Alexis, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. Arrangements are pending at ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Robert W. McKay, 81, of Eliza, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine. Funeral services will be ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Funeral services for Roger Theuninck, 82, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Katrina A. Conner, 17, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending ...
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07/27/2014, 7:51 pm Thomas J. Voss, 57, of Moline, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary ...
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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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