Deaths for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 8:51 pm
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Burton, Audrey B., 81, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island.
Hiler, Douglas "Doug" Kay, 77, Rock Island; Rafferty Funeral Home, Moline.
Lewis, Naomi Taggart, 97, Moline; Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline.
McGrew, Dwight R., 59, Coal Valley; DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
Phanhlathy, Bouavanh, 65, Rock Island; Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Posner, Peggy Sue, 79, Moline; DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline.
Schueller, Edward A., 86, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.
Seyller, Richard C., 86, Hooppole; Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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