Officials from Black Hawk College conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new First Stop Center and Hawk's Hub in Building 1 at the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus in Moline on April 24, 2013. The $3,934,211 upgrade to Building 1 began in June 2012. The redesign is meant to give students a ''one-stop shop'' experience for student services and includes a reorganization of the upper and lower lobbies and several offices, according to Black Hawk officials. The project is being paid for with bond funds. The addition houses an information desk, police substation, student advising and enrollment and a career service center.
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.