Robert White Birthday


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 9:59 am
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Born four score and one year ago, Robert B. White, 2949 44th St., Rock Island, is celebrating a birthday!
Bob is a Sherrard High School graduate and a veteran of the Korean War. While at Sherrard High School he met his life-long love and verbal sparring partner, Joanne, which through their union produced two sons.
Over the years, Bob's interests have included sports, horses, music, sports, dancing, cards, Iowa Hawkeye sports, traveling and sports. He is a very loving grandfather and was particularly supportive during the grandkids' involvement in spo ... uh, school activities. His participation during the golden years of men's softball (when men were men and women sat on bleachers) created many life-long friendships, which he enjoys to this day.
Bob had a successful career as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, but after retirement found a creative outlet as the stunt double for Ernest Borgnine.
Happy birthday Dad, may you have many more!












 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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