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 Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.