Atkinson approves bid for new tires for International truck


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 10:16 pm
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By Claudia Loucks, cjloucks@qconline.com
ATKINSON – In a short meeting on Monday, the village board approved an $862 bid from Mississippi Truck & Trailer, Rock Island, for two tires and mounting for the1998 International truck bought for plowing and salt distribution.

Since buying the International, the board now plans to sell the 1987 Ford dump truck. Sealed bids can be sent or dropped off at the village office at 107 W. Main St. Bids will be opened at the March 4 board meeting.

In other business, the board discussed giving gift certificates to people who volunteer in the village and is seeking names of people who helped with projects and special events in the last year. Anyone with information about volunteers is asked to call the village office at (309) 936-7658.

















 



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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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