Deaths, Jan. 6, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 5:14 pm
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Bremer, Charles K., 83, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Fleming, Tari E., 70, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Grimes, Betty Jean, 92, Rock Island, formerly of Moline and Gulf Port, Miss.; Rafferty, Moline.
Hein, Paul D., 87, of Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Isaacson, Muriel K., 91, formerly of Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Karenke, Dale O., 78, Lynn Center; Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Ketner, Glenna, 87, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Long, Mary Ann, 90, formerly of Orion; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Odell, Sheryl L., 50, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Singleton, Ashlynn Marie, infant daughter of Ariel Singleton, Moline; Hodgson, Rock Island.
West, Helen, 90, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Witmore, Phyllis M., 84, of Silvis; Schroder, Silvis.


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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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