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 Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.