Mary "Bib" Berglund, 89, died on Dec. 17, 2012, in Parker, Colo. Perher request, there will be no visitation and cremation rites will beaccorded.Burial will be in Hamlet Cemetery at a later date. Memorials maybe made to the VFW Auxiliary Post 1571 in Aledo. Mary "Bib" was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Hamlet, PerrytonTownship, Ill., the daughter of O.H. and Mabelle Whisman Lee. Shegraduated from Aledo High School and married Robert Berglund inAledo. Mary was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1571 and a50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 126. She was amember of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed beingwith family and friends and was an avid sports fan. She is survivedby her husband of 57 years, Robert L. Berglund; her brother, CharlesLee; her daughter, Sandra Kay Winter; her son, Jeffrey Lee Berglund; grandchildren, Felica Graham, Chad Berglund and ElizabethBerglund-Schuster; great-grandchildren, Taelynn, Jason and Austin.She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Hoyt Lee and MabelleWhisman Lee; and two brothers, Otis H. Lee, Jr. and William E. Lee.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.