Funerals today, Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Posted Online: March 04, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Eckstein, Judith, 81, Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Jackson, Gloria, 78, Davenport; 11 a.m., Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Kallquist, Patricia, 76, Davenport; noon, McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Reyna, Janie E., 68, East Moline; 10:30 a.m., Trimble, Moline.
Rolfes, Jay, 48, Bettendorf; 11:30 a.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Bettendorf.
Stephens, Donovan "Donnie" J., 36, Colona; 10 a.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Stivers, Ethel, 98, Claremont, Calif., formerly Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
VanOverberg, Frances A., 91, Moline, formerly Cambridge; 2:30 p.m., Stackhouse-Moore, Cambridge.


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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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