Deaths, Nov. 9, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 08, 2012, 6:19 pm
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Goodrow, Robert "Bob" H., 85, East Moline, formerly of Savanna, Ill.; Law-Jones, Savanna.
Hall, Dorothy Pauline, 83, Sherrard; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Haynes, Elizabeth "Liz" K., 40, Pagosa Springs, Colo., formerly of Andover; Stork Family, Lakewood, Colo.
Herron, Steven T., 54, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Koberg, Bernice A., 89, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Lackey, Joy A., 81, Erie; Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Lehmann, William G., 97, Sachse, Texas, formerly of Lake Zurich, Ill.
Riley, Susan, 39, Moline; Raffety, Moline.
Strohbehn, Margaret J., 81, Donahue; Weerts, Davenport.
VanOpdorp, Kenneth R., 88, Moline; Rafferty, Moline.
Wendler, Eleanore M., 87, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Wittevrongel, Paul E. Jr., Durango, Colo.; Hood, Durango.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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