ROCK ISLAND — Friends of David Harker are planning a benefit tonight to raise money for his wife and two children.
The benefit will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Pius Farrell Hall, 2502 29th St., Rock Island. There will be food, music, raffles and a silent auction.
Mr. Harker went missing Sept. 29 and was last seen leaving downtown Moline. His body was found three days later in the Mississippi River near Buffalo. He is survived by his wife, Kadie, and children, Dorothy and Ryan.
For more information about the benefit, contact Jessica Johannes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.