Deaths, April 11, 2013

Posted Online: April 10, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Border, Betty J., 89, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Leahy, Sister Ann, 85, Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, Iowa; Halligan-McCabe-DeVreis, Davenport.
McMorran, Willard H., 81, formerly of Bettendorf; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Pass, Barbara, 68, Dubuque, Iowa; Schroder, Silvis.
Pogue, Dr. Robert M., 68, Stronghurst, Ill.; Banks & Beals, Stronghurst.
Searles, John M., 97, Davenport; Weerts, Davenport.


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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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