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(09-20-12)
Participating in a groundbreaking for Deer Valley Apartments Thursday, September 20, include State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, Ben Barker, Silvis Mayor Bill Fox, Jim Barker, David Barker, Sarah Richardson and State Representative Richard Morthland (R) 71st District. The site is located behind the former Ace Hardware building in Silvis that now houses Option Health, next to Doc's Inn restaurant. There will be 36 two-bedroom units and 12 one-bedroom apartments. The project is being developed by Ben Eastep of Hynd Farm Junto Group and Barker Apartments, an Iowa-based partnership with more than 30 years of apartment business experience, and owners of more than 2,000 apartments in the Iowa Quad-Cities and Iowa City areas.
Photographer: John Greenwood
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(Sept. 20, 2012)
David Barker speaks before a groundbreaking for Deer Valley Apartments Thursday, September 20, behind the former Ace Hardware building in Silvis that now houses Option Health, next to Doc's Inn restaurant. Also in the photo are Ben Barker, Silvis Mayor Bill Fox, State Representative Richard Morthland, (R) 71st District and State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan. There will be 36 two-bedroom units and 12 one-bedroom apartments. The project is being developed by Ben Eastep of Hynd Farm Junto Group and Barker Apartments, an Iowa-based partnership with more than 30 years of apartment business experience, and owners of more than 2,000 apartments in the Iowa Quad-Cities and Iowa City areas.
Photographer: John Greenwood
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  Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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