Hawes leaving Rock Island after 32 years


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 8:14 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Rock Island Public Works Director Bob Hawes has announced he will retire next month.

Mr. Hawes has worked for the city 32 years. Mayor Dennis Pauley said he will officially retire March 15.

"There will be a national search for his replacement," Mayor Pauley said.

Mr. Hawes' retirement was announced at Monday's Rock Island City Council meeting. He is taking a position with Twin Shores, a construction company based in Bettendorf.

"It will be hard to leave," Mr. Hawes said. "I've been here for literally more than half my life, but this is a great opportunity."

Also at Monday's council meeting, Mayor Pauley welcomedAngela Campbell as the new director of the Rock Island Public Library.

Ms. Campbell officially began work Monday. She previously was director of Glenwood Public Library in Iowa.

Mayor Pauley said a public reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Community Room of Rock Island Public Library at 401 19th St. will introduce Ms. Campbell to the community.

In other business, the council appointed Dwight Ford, the director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center, to the Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees Board of Delegates.



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

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.






(More History)