Funerals today, Friday, March 29, 2013

Posted Online: March 28, 2013, 7:35 pm
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Burrill, Judith E. "Judy," 68, Milan; 6 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
DeBock, Reva A., 88, Bettendorf; 10 a.m., Sacred Heart, Moline.
Durr, Linda L., 65, Moline; 6 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Farley, Frederick Dale, 78, Blue Grass; 11 a.m., Blue Grass Presbyterian.
Faust, Helen, 62, Rock Island; 1 p.m., Weerts, Davenport.
Lessman, Laura M., 100, Rock Island; 1 p.m., Hodgson, Rock Island.
McNalley, Mary M., 69, East Moline; 1 p.m., Esterdahl, Moline.
Nelson, Beverly, 82, Viola; 3:30 p.m., Viola Cemetery.
Petersen, Clifton Andrew, 85, Davenport, formerly Bellevue, Iowa; 11 a.m., Our Lady of Victory Catholic, Davenport.
Potter, Corinne J., Rock Island; 10 a.m., First Congregational, Moline.
Speidel, Richard E. Sr., 75, Davenport; 11:30 a.m, National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet 10:30 a.m., Runge, Davenport).


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  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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