MILAN -- The Milan Santa Fund raised $9,485 during its 73rd holiday fundraising campaign.
The fund, sponsored by the Milan Woman's Club, provided basic clothing, hats, gloves, shoes and blankets to 71 children. The Milan Lions Club provided holiday dinner food baskets to the families and seniors.
The 73rd Milan Santa Fund helped 31 families and 23 seniors.
A final list of contributors include: Blackhawk Fire Department Benevolent Fund, $250 Edward Sims Jr., and Pamala Sims, $500 Ace Upholstery, $25 Blackhawk Temple 254 Pythian Sisters, $100 Milan Lodge 477 Knights of Pythians, $100 Glen and Marbro Osborn, $15 Ferrari Ins. Agency, Milan, $25 Edward Voorhees, $25 Juanita McRoberts, $10 In memory of George DeJonghe, from family, $50 M. Lucille Weed, $25 In memory of Jim and Jimmie, by Fay Luce, $25 Jerry and Phyllis Wilson, $25 Bernice Schroeder, $25 Robert and Shirley Bonnett, $50 Collinson Stone Co., $50 Dr. Karla Buckrop, D.C., $25 Hughes Tire and Battery Co., $50 Joann and Frank DePaepe, $50 In loving memory of Diana Nesseler, from Donna Mom, $50 Black Hawk State Bank, $500 Raymond Webster, $25 McDonalds, Milan, $200 In memory of Greg and Weg Townley, by Wilma Townley, $50 Blackhawk Fire Auxilary, $250 Milan Optimist Club, $200 Wes and Carol Greenwood, in memory of Brenda, $25 Fraternal Order of Police Milan Lodge 219, $100 In memory of Ernie Marando, $20 In memory of Karen Strayer, Grace and Beans Strayer, by Jim and Jeff Strayer, $50 In memory of Joe McKinley, from his family, $20 Midwest Corvettes,$150 Raymond and Harriet Young, $25 In loving memory of Robert Locklin, $20 In memory of my husband, Jackie Merrit, by Anna Merrit, $25 Knights of Columbus St. Ambrose Council 12576, $150 Shirley Glancy, $50 American Legion Aux. 569, $50 John and Cheryl Koutsky, $25 A.D. Huesing, $50 Chad and Laura Hoover, $10 Tara and John Houk, $10 Sean and Stefany Hoover, $10 Kimberly Hoover, $10 Brian and Valerie Hoover, $10 Friends of Big Island Ladies Club, $50 Brandt Construction Co, $100 Scamper In, Inc., $25 Chicago Tube and Iron, $265
Today is Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.