Funerals, Jan. 9, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 5:41 pm
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Elsbury, Michael Todd, 49, Andalusia; 11 a.m., Heritage Wesleyan, Rock Island.
Fausett, Wanda, 82, Aledo; 11 a.m., Aledo United Methodist.
Juist, Genevieve M., 85, Fulton; 10:30 a.m., Fulton Presbyterian.
Karenke, Dale O., 78, Lynn Center; 2:30 p.m., Peterson-Wallin-Knox, Alpha.
Lindstrom, Earl, 86, Kewanee; 1:30 p.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Parrish, Harry Lewis "Lew," 77, Nelsonville, Ky., formerly Geneseo; 10:30 a.m., Concordia Lutheran, Geneseo.
Schnoebelen, Laverne R., 98, Moline; 10 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic, Moline.
Whitmore, Phyllis M., 84, Moline; 11 a.m., Schroder, Silvis.


Local events heading

  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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