Sherrard addresses stray cat problems

Posted Online: Aug. 11, 2014, 10:17 pm
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By Dennis Moran,
SHERRARD -- Village board members Monday decided to contract with Mercer County Animal Control to help rid Sherrard of a stray cat problem.

The contract will cost $211.20 per month, based on the number of residents.

The action was prompted by a resident who has been having problems with a neighbor's five cats. Some trustees said there are further problems.

"We know this town has had a problem with cats," said Trustee Gary "Tom" Cameron. "It's time to do something."

The Mercer County agency charges more for overtime and mileage incurred during overtime, so trustees stipulated that calls should be made only during weekdays.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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