Obituaries for April 17, 2014
William Thorndyke  April 18, 2014
Deborah Royal   April 18, 2014
Dolores Orr  April 18, 2014
John McFadden Jr.  April 18, 2014
Juanita LaGrone   April 18, 2014
James Jaster  April 18, 2014
Shirley Bald   April 18, 2014
Marvin Sunken  April 18, 2014
Charles Newswander   April 18, 2014
Wayne Mueller   April 18, 2014
Roger Mariman   April 18, 2014
Michael Johnson Jr.  April 18, 2014
Albert DeClercq  April 18, 2014
Ruth Conn  April 18, 2014
Keith Broderick  April 18, 2014
Andrew Piliponis   April 18, 2014
Harold Hemphill   April 18, 2014
Shirley Bald  April 17, 2014
Elsie Merrill  April 17, 2014
Roger Mariman  April 17, 2014
Mark Gentry  April 17, 2014
Dorothy Lister  April 17, 2014
Haline Akulow   April 17, 2014
Roxanne Lampkin  April 17, 2014
Hollace 'Dene' Chandler   April 17, 2014
Michael Parker   April 17, 2014
Harold Hemphill  April 17, 2014




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  Today is Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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