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, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.