Obituaries for August 19, 2014
Paul Skold   August 20, 2014
Carol Moore   August 20, 2014
Beulah Lewandowski   August 20, 2014
Eric Lambert   August 20, 2014
Glenn Jackson  August 20, 2014
Walter Barchman   August 20, 2014
Grace Armstrong   August 20, 2014
Mark VanDeVelde   August 20, 2014
Sue Lambert   August 20, 2014
Dolores Justus   August 20, 2014
Edward DeBlock   August 20, 2014
Carolyn Krapp   August 20, 2014
Annie Morrison   August 20, 2014
Reinhold Kirschenmann   August 20, 2014
Marcia 'Mitzi' Hill   August 20, 2014
Susan Whitney   August 20, 2014
Gabriella Trice  August 19, 2014
Dorothy Oloff   August 19, 2014
Carol Moore  August 19, 2014
Beulah Lewandowski  August 19, 2014
Mark VanDeVelde  August 19, 2014
John Mortonson   August 19, 2014
James McChesney   August 19, 2014
Sue Lambert  August 19, 2014
Erich Kleemann   August 19, 2014
Frances Huber   August 19, 2014
Barbara Bush  August 19, 2014
Martha Arnold Willis   August 19, 2014
James Harris  August 19, 2014
Rose Goldsmith   August 19, 2014
Allan Carlson   August 19, 2014
William Bartman   August 19, 2014
Mildred 'Louise' Taylor-Franks   August 19, 2014




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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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