Funerals today, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Posted Online: Aug. 28, 2014, 7:10 pm
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Allard, Dr. Donald J., 90, Davenport; 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic, Davenport.
Baugh, Vicki J., 73, Rock Island; 10:30 a.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Haffarnan, Mary R., 79, Davenport; 10 a.m., Runge, Davenport.
Hill, Betty A., 88, Rock Island; 12:30 p.m., Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Hunter, John "Jack" Dudley, Esq., 83, Rock Island; 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Presbyterian, Rock Island.
Jamison, Emmet Leon, 63, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Orr's, Rock Island.
Johnson, B. Ben, 90, Cambridge; 10:30 a.m., Cambridge Lutheran.
Rynard, Emma, 95, East Moline; 10 a.m., Van Hoe, East Moline.
Tanner, William Eugene Sr., 80, Rock Island; 10 a.m., Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island (meet by 10 a.m., Trimble, Moline).
Tunnicliff, Nancy Eleanor, 94, Davenport; 10:30 a.m., Trinity Episcopal, 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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