Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Oct. 03, 2012, 12:13 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island

Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on the YouTube and provides more information on the topics listed.

Free Leaf Collection - The City of Rock Island is providing free leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 8 thru Friday, November 30. Free bags will be available at City hall and other locations beginning Monday, October 1. Residents do not have to be participants in the Yard Waste Subscription Service to use this leaf collection service and they do not have to place a yard waste sticker on the bags of leaves.

Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program - The City of Rock Island Public Works Department is currently conducting the Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program. Crews will be flushing hydrants until approximately the end of October. The purpose of this program is to help maintain water quality standards and the fire protection system. Citizens may experience brief periods of discolored water or low pressure which is normal during flushing operations. Questions, please call (309) 732-2200.

42nd Street Reconstruction Project Meeting - Residents are invited to attend an informational meeting to discuss the 42nd Street Reconstruction Project from 29th Avenue to Saukie Golf Course. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at 5:30pm at City Council Chambers in the City Hall building downtown Rock Island, 1528 3rd Avenue, Rock Island.

Two Business Openings Celebrated – Bent River Brewing Company, located at 512 24th Street, celebrated their grand opening last week and the beginning of brewing beers at the Rock Island facility. This includes the new Broadway Stout in honor of the Broadway Neighborhood. Goombaz, located at 2704 18th Avenue, celebrated its grand opening last Saturday with a ribbon cutting. Goombaz restaurant features specialty dishes from different U.S. regions.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Now Open – The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, located at 700 22nd Street, opened today. The opening exhibit features the life and writings of Mark Twain, who spent a good portion of his life writing about the people, places, and his experiences along the Mississippi River. The Mark Twain exhibit will be on display through the end of the year. Regular hours for the museum will be Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.




















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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