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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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