Rhythm City reopens as Mississippi recedes


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Posted Online: July 03, 2013, 5:51 pm
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DAVENPORT -- The Rhythm City Casino reopened at 3 p.m. Wednesday following a temporary closure because of Mississippi River flooding.

"The floodwaters have receded, allowing access to our property for guests and employees," said Bill Gustafson, vice president and general manager. "We greatly appreciate the hard work of our team members as we welcome our guests in time for the July Fourth holiday."

The casino closed June 29 because of a rising Mississippi River. Posting a 17.4-foot height on Wednesday afternoon in Rock Island, the river reached 18.1 feet at 4 p.m. Monday. Flood stage is 15 feet.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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