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 Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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