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 Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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