Death list for Monday, March 25, 2013

Posted Online: March 24, 2013, 8:25 pm
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Abbott, Kevin E., 54, Oquawka, Ill.; Turnbull, Oquawka.
Doescher, Kathryn J., 83, Fulton; Bosma-Renkes, Fulton.
Leone, Giuseppe "Joe," 71, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Mink, Susan J., 57, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Potter, Corinne J., 83, Rock Island; Trimble, Moline.
Siefken, Miriam F., 89, Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Traub, Sharon K., 67, Colona; Esterdahl, Moline.


Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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