News update on city of Rock Island


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2014, 9:57 am
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Schedule - Refuse and recycling collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the President's Day holiday. The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7:00 am to noon. City of Rock Island offices will be open on President's Day, Monday, February 17, 2014.

Black History Month Celebration Series – The celebration of Black History Month continues at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 Ninth Street, with two upcoming events. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 6:00 pm, Dinner and Movie fosters dialogue and encourages intergenerational communication by a viewing the motion picture, "The Butler." The movie is free to the public and dinner will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the King Center's Athletic and Recreational Programs. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:00 pm, The Fabric of Our Lives: The History of African American Quilting. Learn of the unique story of quilting beginning in slavery and present day reflections from guest speaker and quilter, Debra Morgan. For more information concerning these events, call (309) 732-2999.

QCCA Expo Center RV & Camping Show – The 2014 RV & Camping Show is coming to the Quad City Expo Center February 21 through February 23, 2014. Hours are Friday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. No matter how you prefer to sleep under the stars – you can find your destination gear here. Adult tickets are $7.00, Kids 6-16 are $1.00 and kids under 6 are free. Friday is Senior Day from noon to 4:00 pm – just $5.00 tickets at the door.

Rock Island High School Presents, American Promise - As a part of Black History Month, Rock Island High School is hosting educational screenings in the Little Theatre of the film, American Promise, on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm or 6:30 pm. The screenings are free and open to the public. American Promise, provides a rare look into black middle class life while exploring the common hopes and hurdles of parents navigating their children's educational journeys. The RIHS Little Theatre is located on the north side of the building along 23rd Avenue & 17th Street. For more information, call (309) 793-5900 x281.
Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities – Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library Community Room learn about the historic bridges of the Quad Cities. This illustrated presentation, given by Curt Roseman, will feature the major bridges on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in the Quad Cities. Collectively they represent a great variety of styles and histories. This is free and open to the public.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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