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 Thursday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2013. There are 222 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: Messrs. J. and M. Rosenfield have moved their leather and hidestore to the building formerly occupied by Temple Bufords's store. They buy and sellhides, pelts, furs, wool, beeswax, lard, tallow, etc. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Lumber Company has recovered 5,000 of the8,000 logs that were carried away by the Mississippi River flood last week. 1913 -- 100 years ago: John J. Ullemeyer has been awarded the contract to furnish RockIsland fire and police department members with uniforms, at the city's expense. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Work on Aledo's new $38,000 swimming pool was started thismorning at South Park when ground for the pool was broken by Mayor John W. Murphy. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Students and teacher at Moline High School called today "MissLeona Day" day at the school in honor of the government teacher who retires at theend of the school term. Although she's been teaching for 43 years at the school, Miss Dayfound a new way of arriving at the school this morning. At 7:30 a.m., a police squad carpulled up in front of Miss Day's home and escorted her to school. A caravan of students' cars joined the procession along the way. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Barbecue cooking and riverfront antics are planned for Discover the River Day Saturday in Leach Park, Bettendorf. A 5K run, wind surfing, a canoe race, hogcalling and more will round out the day under the Interstate 74 bridge.