Watertown meeting set for Tuesday

Posted Online: March 02, 2013, 9:08 pm
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The Watertown Community Empowerment Coalition will hold its third town meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the United Auto Workers Union Hall, 630 Martin Luther King Drive, East Moline.

Residents of the Watertown neighborhood, the rest of East Moline and the surrounding areas are invited to bring ideas and wish lists to the meeting.

Items to be discussed are plans for a community center in the Watertown district; the need for people to join and support the coalition's efforts and to serve as committee members; and to encourage the community to help support long-term change in the district.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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