Obituaries for September 28, 2014
Robert Wysoske  September 29, 2014
Mary Sneed   September 29, 2014
Martin Guilfoyle   September 29, 2014
Dorothy Ashby   September 29, 2014
Thomas Williams Sr.  September 29, 2014
Bernard Huizenga  September 29, 2014
James Eipper  September 29, 2014
Griffin Chaney  September 29, 2014
Andrew Adams  September 29, 2014
Bob Brissman  September 29, 2014
June Hedquist  September 29, 2014
David Hines   September 29, 2014
A. Ernest 'Ernie' Fogle  September 29, 2014
Andrew Speer   September 28, 2014
Norma Schmidt   September 28, 2014
Virginia 'Tudy' Pohlmeyer   September 28, 2014
Bernadette Krug   September 28, 2014
Kathryn Korch  September 28, 2014
Willie Henderson   September 28, 2014
Richard Concannon   September 28, 2014
Lauretta Thompson   September 28, 2014
Ila Riddell  September 28, 2014
Marvin Erickson  September 28, 2014
James Beert   September 28, 2014
Leo Walz Sr.   September 28, 2014
Betty Weathersby   September 28, 2014
David Thonn   September 28, 2014
Helen Sedrel   September 28, 2014
Mary Johnson  September 28, 2014
Maggie Anderson  September 28, 2014
Blanche Studeny   September 28, 2014
Mary Ellen Sorensen   September 28, 2014
Janice Schardt   September 28, 2014
Davod Hines  September 28, 2014
Orville Shields   September 28, 2014




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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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