Deaths for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted Online: June 06, 2013, 6:40 pm
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Bennett, Dorothy J., 87, Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Grohman, Lynn "Jo" Harder, 69, Jacksonville, Fla.
Kelly, Dennis E., 70, Albuquerque, N.M.; Daniels, Albuquerque.
Medema, Donna J., 80, Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan, Prophetstown, formerly Morrison; Bosma-Renkes, Morrison.
Motley, Wilbur G., 89, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.
Murphy, Prudence Dee, 99, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.
Nusbaum, Robert K., 76, Milan; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Patterson Arrington, Maree, 80, Rosewood Care Center, Moline; Sullivan-Ellis, East Moline.
Paulson, Daniel S., 49, formerly Moline.
Roby, Fred, 65, Milan; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Simmons, Mark L., 49, Davenport; McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.
Vandemore, Leona I., 76, Kewanee; Rux, Kewanee.


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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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