Moline mayor to give State of the City address Monday


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 7:06 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
Moline Mayor Don Welvaert will give a State of the City address on Monday during aMoline Rotary and Kiwanis meeting at the i wireless Center.

The event is open to the public. Mayor Welvaert's address begins at 12:30 p.m. in the conference center at 1201 River Drive, Moline.

He will give an overview of the city's achievements in 2012 and highlight future projects.

An optional luncheon is at 11:45 a.m. Members of the public who want to join the luncheon need to register by 5 p.m. on Thursday by calling Nick Norman at (563) 349-3271. Cost is $25 and can be paid at the door.






















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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