Funerals, Nov. 9, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 08, 2012, 6:19 pm
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Albracht, Sylvester "Cy," Moline; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart, Moline.
Brooke, Lynnette Dexter Townsend, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport.
Cale, Carol L., 76, Bettendorf; 11 a.m., McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Schultz, Darlene H., Moline; 1 p.m., Wendt, Moline.
Tyrrell, Jeffrey "Fluff," 68, Alexis; 10 a.m., North Henderson United Methodist, North Henderson.
Whitcomb, Beatrice A. "Bea," 79, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Word of Life Christian Center, Rock Island.


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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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