Update on Rock Island news

Posted Online: Aug. 12, 2014, 9:45 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.

Deer Management Program 2014/15 Archery Hunting Season – Applications are being taken for the 2014/15 archery deer hunting season, as defined by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Applications may be obtained from the front desk of the Police Department, Rock Island Parks & Recreation Office or at www.rigov.org under City Clicks. All completed applications are due by 5:00 pm on August 22, 2014 to be considered for a permit. The City will hold an information meeting beginning at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, August 13 in the City Council Chambers, 3rd floor of City Hall. City staff will be present to answer questions from residents and permit applicants. All approved hunters will be required to attend a mandatory meeting scheduled for a later date.

Rock Island Labor Day Parade Entry Deadline - Next Monday, August 18, 2014, is the deadline to submit an entry in the upcoming Rock Island Labor Day Parade. The 30th annual event is scheduled for Monday, September 1, 2014. This year's parade theme is "30 Years of Community Pride." Information on this year's parade and an entry form are available from the City's website at www.rigov.org under City Clicks. Interested parties can also call (309) 732-2923 for more information.

Rock Island Announces Grant Program for Not-for-Profit Agencies - The City of Rock Island is accepting applications from local non-profit agencies for the Gaming Grant Program. Gaming Grant funds are intended to enhance public service activities that benefit the Rock Island community. Not-for-profit public service agencies that serve Rock Island citizens are eligible to apply. Applications are available online at www.rigov.org/gaminggrant. Agencies interested in applying should submit a completed application to the City of Rock Island Community and Economic Development Department by 3:00 pm Monday, September 15, 2014. Please note that late applications will not be accepted. The City has budgeted $50,000 for the 2015 Gaming Grant allocation (January 1, 2015-December 31, 2015).

New Rock Island Farmers Market - Skeleton Key Art and Antiques has launched a new farmers' market. The farmers' market is held on Sundays at Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, from noon to 3:00 pm. The farmers' market hosts vendors, who offer fresh, local produce and hand-crafted items. Skeleton Key Art and Antiques will be open during farmers' markets. Additional information can be found on www.facebook.com/skeletonkeyfarmersmarket. Weather permitting, the market will continue through October.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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