City of Rock Island receives awards


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Originally Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2011, 10:16 am
Last Updated: Aug. 26, 2011, 10:40 am
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Press release submitted by City of Rock Island

Rock Island receives numerous awards at the City Council meeting August 22, 2011, several awards for City projects were presented.

Quad City Riverfront Council / Bi-State Regional Commission awarded Certificates of Appreciation for:

• Schwiebert Riverfront Park

• Trail Connection to Veteran's Memorial Bridge at Carr's Crossing

American College of Engineering Companies of Iowa gave an Honor Award for Engineering Excellence in the Special Projects Category for Schwiebert Riverfront Park and Flood Protection.

National Association of Women in Construction awarded two Lorraine D. Wright Awards 2009/10 for Outstanding Construction Project – Park / Bike Trail / New Construction to:

• Schwiebert Riverfront Park

• Augustana College Central Campus Multi-Use Trail






















 



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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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