Funerals today, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:51 pm
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Day, C. Howard, 86, Rock Island, formerly Milan; 11 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Freed, Dennis M., 73, Rock Island; 10 a.m., St. Pius X Catholic, Rock Island.
Kleinau, Evelyn M., 92, Geneseo; 11 a.m., Malachy Catholic, Geneseo.
Rasmussen, Gloria S., 89, Davenport; 3 p.m., St. John's United Methodist, Davenport.
Schneckloth, Ione K., 94, Eldridge; 10:30 a.m., Faith Lutheran, Eldridge.
Stabler, Donald Jesse, 82, Neponset; 10 a.m., Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Tolson, Myrtle, 94, Moline; 11 a.m., Wendt, Moline.
Vallosio, Laura Joan, 82, Moline, formerly Knoxville, Ill.; 11 a.m., Maxey Chapel United Methodist, rural Knoxville.


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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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