South Rock Island Township announces scholarship program


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 9:38 am
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Press release submitted by South Rock Island Township


SOUTH ROCK ISLAND TOWNSHIP ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

South Rock Island Township- South Rock Island Township is announcing the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) scholarship program for graduating high school Seniors planning to attend an Illinois college or university in the fall of 2013.

The program sponsored by the state association, TOI is for deserving Illinois students that have demonstrated a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities and serve their respective communities. TOI will award seven (7) $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors who will attend Illinois colleges or universities this fall. Applications as well as eligibility criteria may be obtained at the South Rock Island Township Hall 1019-27th Avenue Rock Island or by contacting Susan Carpentier Township Assessor at 788-4513. On-line applications are also available at www.toi.org the official website for Township Officials. Deadline for filing applications is March 1, 2013.

"This program gives Illinois students an opportunity to learn more about the government closest to the people, township government, as well as a financial boost," says Susan Carpentier.

The Township Officials of Illinois is a private, not-for profit organization that currently represents 99% of the state's 1,433 townships. TOI has maintained a scholarship program since 1982.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with and help students who will one day run this country," said TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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