Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Feb. 20, 2013, 9:00 am
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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.

Broadway District to Host City Candidate Forum March 7th -Want to know what Rock Island city candidates think about issues affecting Broadway residents? Come and find out at a public forum on Thursday, March 7. The event will be 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island.

The following candidates have been invited:
Mayor: Incumbent Dennis Pauley, David Levin, and Rick Cassini.
1st Ward: Incumbent Terry Brooks and Ivory Clark.
5th Ward: David McAdam, Margie Mejia-Caraballo, Kate Hotle, and Anthony Heddlesten.

Each candidate will have a brief opportunity to make any remarks, and then the forum will be open for questions from the audience. For more information, please contact Barb Braun at (309) 788-1769 or barb@thecommunicationsolution.us.

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Schedule - Refuse and recycling collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the President's Day holiday, Monday, February 18. The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7 am to 12 noon.

2013 RV & Camping Show- February 22-24th the 2013 RV & Camping Show sets up camp at the QC Expo Center. Exhibitors will showcase everything for the RV and camping adventurer from full size equipment to accessories. Hours are Friday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Adults are $7 - Kids (6-16) are $1 and kids under 6yrs are free.

The Artful Office Ribbon Cutting – Join us for the Artful Office Ribbon cutting Friday, March 1, at 4:00 pm at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 1. The Artful Office offers unique items for creatives, aspiring entrepreneurs that want to turn their office, business, or dorm into meaningful and functional workspace. The Shoppes on 2nd hours are 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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