Deaths, Feb. 28, 2013

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Bethurem, Herbert, 95, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Boss, Ronald Lee, 66, Boynton Beach, Fla., fomerly of Moline.
Carrasca, Kim M., 56, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Hall, David J., 51, Charleston S.C., formerly of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Harris, Charles D., 82, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Hodgett, Grace, 92, Neponset; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Hoogerwerf, Thomas T., 77, Iowa City; Lensing, Iowa City.
Jaros, Dennis "D.J.," 69, Port Byron; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Johnson, Nancy, 75, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
KingKaestner, Betty A., 90, of Warren Towers, Silvis; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Konstant, Mardelle, 71, Kewanee; Esterdahl, Moline.
Martin, Helen Elizabeth, 93, Wilton, Iowa; Bentley, Durant.
McCarty, Judith F., 77, Delavan, Ill.; Davis, Delavan.
Patton, Wanda, 83, Hampton; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Salisberry, Dale W. Sr., 71, Moline; Trimble, Coal Valley.
Scheckel, Sherry Jean, 60, Moline; Schroder, Colona.
Stivers, Ethel M., 98, Claremont, Calif., formerly of Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Williams, Stanley R., 70, Moline; Wendt, Moline.
Wise, Deb, 52, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.


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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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