Deaths, March 2, 2013

Posted Online: March 01, 2013, 6:20 pm
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Bates, Brenda L., 61, Cambridge; Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.
Churchill, Bill, 78, Cordova; Gibson-Bode, Port Byron.
Croegaert, Shirley J., Annawan; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Dirth, Gerald E. "Jerry," 74, of Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Harker, Sharon Anne, 79, Kewanee; First Christian, Kewanee.
Jackson, Gloria F., 78, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Mulloy, Joel Jay, 61, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Pearson, Patricia, 80, Bettendorf; Runge, Davenport.
Rohwer, Ruth R., 90, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.
Rolfes, Jay G., 48, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Schneckloth, Dean M., 72, of Eldridge; Chambers, Eldridge.
Tinker, Vivian, 91, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.


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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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