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 Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.