Edith LaVonne "Edie" Collins, 87, of Bettendorf, died Feb. 20, 2014, at Iowa Masonic Health Facility. Services are 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Weerts, Davenport, with visitation 2 p.m. to services. Cremation was accorded. Inurnment is at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Marshalltown, Iowa. She is survived by her husband, C.R. "Dick" Collins; children, Carol Collins, Minneapolis, Minn., James, Sammamish, Wash., and Pamela Snyder, Bettendorf; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day. 1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House. 1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson.. 1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation. 1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today. 1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.