Death list for Friday, March 29, 2013

Posted Online: March 28, 2013, 7:35 pm
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Bleeker, Marilyn J., 88, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Gall, Sharon, 69, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Hays, Clinton C., 95, Viola; Fippinger, Aledo.
Huston, Charles W. "Charlie" Sr., 86, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Lerminez, Frances "Liz," 91, Moline; DeRoo, Moline.
Painter, Sherry Lee, 62, Geneseo; Vandemore, Geneseo.
Stebens, Betty Lou, 80, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Toohey, Caroline E., 60, Davenport; Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
Turner, Cassaundra "Cassi," 15, Sherrard; Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl, Orion.


Local events heading

  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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