Deaths, Feb. 6, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 6:20 pm
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Bell, Shirley Ann, 81, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Brocket, Clifford E., 86, Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Daniel, Cathy L., 61, Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Dipple, Wilma E., 90, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Downing, Bill, 87, formerly of Rock Island.
Korn, Dr. John C. "Jack" Sr., 84, Bettendorf; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Maes, Shirley L., 70, Prophetstown; Bosma-Gibson, Prophetstown.
Nelson, Jeri L., 64, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Scherz, Lou, 75, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Sovanski, Gregory "Polock," 67, Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.


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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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