Funerals today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 5:05 pm
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Besse, Mildred Jean "Millie" Parker, 87, Erie; 11 a.m., Gibson-Bode, Erie.
Girot, Timothy "Tim" A., 52, East Moline; 11 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Johnson, Marilee J., 65, Moline; noon, Coal Valley Church of the Nazarene.
Newsom, Connie Jo, 61, Goose Lake, Iowa; 11 a.m., Pape, Clinton, Iowa.
Rumans, William Warren, 92, Davenport; 10 a.m., Rock Island National Cemetery (meet 9:30 a.m., Runge, Davenport).
Way, Lorena L. "Lori," 44, Coal Valley; 1 p.m., Trimble, Coal Valley.

















 



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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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