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 Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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