Death list for Monday, March 18, 2013

Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 7:56 pm
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Boelens, Arthur F., 89, Annawan; Vandemore, Atkinson.
Butts, Charles Monroe, 80, Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Carr, Neil, 78, Walnut; Garland, Walnut.
Husted, Garland L., 80, East Moline; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Kolleck, Naomi L., 94, Vista, Calif., formerly of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Krutsinger, Jesse, 87, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Lindquist, Robert R. "Bob," 85, Andover; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.
Murdock, Grace Eleanor, 94, Springfield, Ill.; Curry, Pawnee, Ill.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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