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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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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