Meetings list for Wednesday, May 14, 2014


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Posted Online: May 13, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Bishop Hill Village Board, 7 p.m. at village hall, 201 W. Knox St.
Mercer County School District, 7 p.m. at Mercer County Intermediate School, 1002 S.W. 6th St., Aledo.
New Boston City Council, 7 p.m. at city hall, 405 Main St.
Rapids City Fire Protection District Board, 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station 2, 18011 Hubbard Road, East Moline.















 



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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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