Atkinson approves bid for new tires for International truck


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 10:16 pm
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By Claudia Loucks, cjloucks@qconline.com
ATKINSON – In a short meeting on Monday, the village board approved an $862 bid from Mississippi Truck & Trailer, Rock Island, for two tires and mounting for the1998 International truck bought for plowing and salt distribution.

Since buying the International, the board now plans to sell the 1987 Ford dump truck. Sealed bids can be sent or dropped off at the village office at 107 W. Main St. Bids will be opened at the March 4 board meeting.

In other business, the board discussed giving gift certificates to people who volunteer in the village and is seeking names of people who helped with projects and special events in the last year. Anyone with information about volunteers is asked to call the village office at (309) 936-7658.



















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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