Coal Valley's plans to sell a parcel of land have been put on hold after a deal fell through with Country Style Ice Cream, the village board learned Wednesday.
The village had drafted a tentative agreement to sell the 58-by-300 feet parcel adjacent to Dollar General at 108 W. 1st Ave., for $50,000 to Kent Kindelsperger for a Country Style franchise, but he wasn't able to reach an agreement with his business partners, village treasurer Penny Woods said.
Mr. Kindelsperger could not be reached for comment.
Ms. Woods said Rock Island County will open bids in April for contractors interested in grading and installing a culvert on Shaffer Creek Bridge on Niabi Zoo Rd. The bridge will be rebuilt in 2014, she said.
The village also received arecycling award from Allied Recycling for recycling 64 tons of trash in 2012.
Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men. 1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.