Deaths for Thursday, July 3, 2014

Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:43 pm
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Ackley, John W., 92, Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Christenson, Carl V., 84, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Milan.
Gillett, Ino A., 98, Illinois City; Fippinger, Aledo.
Haga, Ralph S. Jr., 66, Galva; Rux, Galva.
Hallquist, Lester R., 89, East Moline; Trimble, Moline.
Hammerberg, Vivian, 93, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Hereford, Eleanor May, 91, Princeton, Ill., formerly Kewanee; Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
Naab-Muller, Sandra J. "Sandy," 72, Moline; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Spires, Fred Thurston Sr., 83, Moline; Esterdahl, Moline.
Steinhagen, Betty J., 90, Davenport; Runge, Davenport.
Van Wassenhove, Phillip "Butch," 68, Bettendorf; Weerts, Davenport.


Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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