Judith Jo Ann (Thirtyacre) Costas, born Aug.14, 1941, the daughter of Lloyd and Neva (Hunter) Thirtyacre, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at her home in Muscatine. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be in Drury Reynolds. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Community Room. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
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.