Meetings list for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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 Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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