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 Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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