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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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