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, 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.