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.


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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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