Update on Rock Island news

Posted Online: Nov. 14, 2012, 1:33 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 YouTube.

Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is delighted to invite the community to the Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Second Baptist Church 919 - 6th Avenue (across the street from the King Center). They look forward to serving guests from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Please come enjoy a hot holiday meal and mingle with the neighborhood community. Please call (309) 732-2999 for more information.

Augustana hosts An Evening of Remembrance: A Salute to World War II Vets -
The Augustana Veterans Support Group will host an event to honor veterans of World War II on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 pm in Larson Hall within Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Avenue. The World War II veterans in attendance will be announced and all veterans will be recognized. Lt. Herb Wood, a World War II veteran who flew Hellcat fighters off the U.S.S. Yorktown. Wood will be sharing his memories with the audience. Following, there will be a reception with light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Keri Rursch at (309) 794-7721 or kerirursch@augustana.edu.

Meet & Greet the new Executive Director -The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center invites you to the Executive Director's Meet & Greet. Come and network, meet the staff, tour the building, and hear the vision for the future on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Martin Luther King Jr., Community Center. Please R.S.V.P your attendance to (309) 732-2999.

"Safe Porches" Strategy Meeting - Neighborhood Partners School Community Task Force is holding a public meeting on November 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Rock Island Academy, 930 14th Street, to discuss a "Safe Porches" strategy for students walking and biking to school to Rock Island Academy and Frances Willard Elementary. Parents and community members in those school areas are invited to help with the planning. The Safe Porches strategy is a new component of the Safe Routes to School Travel Plans that was developed in 2010 by the schools, parents and community members. For more information visit www.rockislandschools.org or call Holly Sparkman 309-793-5900 x281.



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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