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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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