Hawes leaving Rock Island after 32 years


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Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 8:14 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Rock Island Public Works Director Bob Hawes has announced he will retire next month.

Mr. Hawes has worked for the city 32 years. Mayor Dennis Pauley said he will officially retire March 15.

"There will be a national search for his replacement," Mayor Pauley said.

Mr. Hawes' retirement was announced at Monday's Rock Island City Council meeting. He is taking a position with Twin Shores, a construction company based in Bettendorf.

"It will be hard to leave," Mr. Hawes said. "I've been here for literally more than half my life, but this is a great opportunity."

Also at Monday's council meeting, Mayor Pauley welcomedAngela Campbell as the new director of the Rock Island Public Library.

Ms. Campbell officially began work Monday. She previously was director of Glenwood Public Library in Iowa.

Mayor Pauley said a public reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Community Room of Rock Island Public Library at 401 19th St. will introduce Ms. Campbell to the community.

In other business, the council appointed Dwight Ford, the director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center, to the Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees Board of Delegates.

















 



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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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