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First United Presbyterian Church
801 16th Street
Moline IL

Floorcrafters INC.
1305 5th Ave
Moline IL

Gerleman Chiropractic Clinic
504 1St Street West Highway Rt 67
Milan IL
309 787-4944

German American
Heritage Center

Good Samaritan Society Geneseo Village
705 south Illinois St.
Geneseo IL.

Green Chevrolet - Chrysler
1703 42nd Ave
East Moline IL
309) 792-1550

Gregory Real Estate
& Auction Service
257 250 St
Alexis IL

H & H Car Care & Towing
3906 Elm St
Bettendorf IA

Habanero Hacienda
Hampton Inn & Suites
2450 69th Avenue
Moline IL

Hiland Toyota
2302 39th Ave
Moline IL

Historic LeClaire Apartments
421 19th St
Moline IL

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bettendorf
909 Middle Road
Bettendorf IA

Holiday Inn Rock Island, Hotel & Conference Center
226 17th Street
Rock Island IL

Cities and villages -- Matherville to Prophetstown


Hopkins Boone, nephew of frontiersman Daniel Boone, was one of the first settlers to the Matherville area. Coal found near the Boone settlement lured mining companies and the railroad. The village was named after George Mather, a salesman for a New York railroad track supply firm, in exchange for a sizable discount on materials for the Rock Island Southern Railroad. In 1911, at the time of incorporation, it was called Village of Mather and later Matherville.

-- Population: 772.

-- ZIP Code: 61263.

-- Village hall: 500 2nd; (309) 754-8814.

-- Mayor: Kevin Basala.

-- Trustees: Jeff Garrett, John Starcevich, Thomas Slavish, Carston Adams, Jeff Churman, Monte Adams. The village board meets at 6 p.m. the last Monday of the month in the village hall.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire and ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (309) 582-5194.

-- Burn law: Can burn only yard waste.


Maysville is northwest of the Quad-Cities, off Iowa 130 in northern Scott County. It was settled in 1856, and the first post office was established in 1865.

-- Population: 165.

-- ZIP Code: 52773 (Walcott).

-- City hall: None. City Clerk's address is 9100 New Liberty Road, Walcott, Iowa; city clerk's phone (563) 391-5406

-- Mayor: Steve White.

-- City council: Bruce Jack Baumer, Gerald Morrison, Marvin Reimers, Donald G. Riedesel, Marilyn Ralfs. The council meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month.

-- Emergency services: 911

-- Non-emergency numbers: Police: Scott County Sheriff's Department, (563) 326-8625.

-- Burn law: Yard waste may be burned on private property except when the county puts out a no-burn order. No building materials may be burned within the city.


McCausland, just south of the Wapsipinicon River in northeastern Scott County, was the boyhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody. The Cody homestead is a popular tourist stop.

-- Population: 299.

-- ZIP Code: 52758.

-- City hall: 305 N. Salina St., P.O. Box 277; (563) 225-3600, fax (563) 225-6332.

-- Mayor: Douglas D. Stoltenberg.

-- City council: Thomas Gaul, Ken Wuestenberg, Robert McCaughey, Brian Schoonover and Mike Ernst. The council meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month.

-- Emergency services -- police, fire, ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services -- Police: (563) 225-3600; Fire: (563) 225-6464.

-- Burn law: None.


The Milan area was part of the Sauk and Fox Indian population center of Saukenuk in the early 1800s. The present village, just south of Rock Island and the Rock River, grew around flour and paper mills that once flourished along the river. Founded as Camden Mills in 1843, the town allegedly was renamed to please a watchmaker who wanted to name his watches after the town in which they were made; the new name, Milan, would give the watches a more European flair. However, none were ever produced. In a recent 25-year span, the village tripled its population.

-- Population: 5,348.

-- ZIP Code: 61264.

-- Village hall: 321 W. 2nd Ave.; (309) 787-8500, fax (309) 787-8536.

-- Mayor: Duane Dawson.

-- Trustees: James Flannery, Jody Taylor, Jerry Wilson, Bruce Stickell, Harry Stuart and Jay Zimmerman. The village board meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month in the municipal building.

-- Emergency services: Police and fire: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (309) 787-8520, TDD (309) 787-0202; Fire: (309) 787-1131.

-- Burn law: Residents may burn on any day of the week as long as piles are attended at all times, burned before dusk, and not burned on blacktop.


Moline celebrated its sesquicentennial in 1998. First incorporated in 1848 upstream from Rock Island, the city based its name on the French word "moulin," or "mill," because of its mills along the Mississippi River. They used water power generated by David Sears, who built a dam across a channel of the Mississippi in 1837 at the foot of present-day 15th Street. That accessible power supply drew John Deere to the city to build his self-scouring steel plow. Today Moline is the world headquarters of Deere & Co.

-- Population: 43,768.

-- ZIP Code: 61265.

-- City hall: 619 16th St.; (309) 797-0463, fax (309) 797-0479; Web site

-- Mayor: Don Welvaert.

-- Aldermen: John Knaack, 1st Ward; Michael Carton, 2nd Ward; J. Scott Raes, 3rd Ward; Dick Potter, 4th Ward; Lori Turner, 5th Ward; Michael Crotty, 6th Ward; Dorothy Armstrong, 7th Ward; Kent Breecher, at large. The city council meets at 6:30 p.m. the first four Tuesdays of the month on the second floor of city hall. During the summer, the council takes off one week each month. Check the city's web site for summer schedule.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire and ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (309) 797-0401; Fire: (309) 797-0423.

-- Burn law: Residents may bag leaves or rake them to the curb for pickup or vacuuming by city trucks. Vacuuming will be done from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. The burning of lawn and leaf refuse, twigs and small sticks is allowed during daylight on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and prohibited when the wind exceeds 15 mph. Burn piles must be at least 25 feet away from any structure. All fires must have a charged hose available and must be attended at all times. Burning is prohibited in rainy or drought conditions.

New Boston

Surveyed by Abraham Lincoln, the incorporated city of New Boston is Mercer County's oldest community having been laid out in 1834 on land owned by William Dennison, first settler of the county. The city served as temporary county seat when civil government was first established in Mercer County in 1835. It was at New Boston that William Drury, in association with Levi Willits, founded the county's first mercantile firm.

-- Population: 632.

-- ZIP Code: 61272.

-- Village hall: 405 Main Street; (309) 587-8181.

-- Mayor: Dennis Dixon.

-- Aldermen: Mark Fourdyce, Clint Miller, Linda Perkins, LuAnn Krengle, Dave McDonald and Doug Ramer. The board meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 7 p.m.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire and ambulance: 911.

-- Burn law: No burning around the Westmer Elementary School while children are present. Other than that, residents are allowed to burn yard waste so long as it does not bother neighbors.

New Liberty

New Liberty, off Iowa 130 in northwestern Scott County, was established when the railroad came through the area in 1881.

-- Population: 135.

-- ZIP Code: 52765.

-- City hall: 795 Main Street, P.O. Box 39; (563) 843-3246; fax (563) 843-3246.

-- Mayor: Raymond Pratt.

-- City council: Loren Clasen, Lonnie Spengler, Dusty Pratt, Edward Spengler, Tim Starr. The city council meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire, ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: Scott County Sheriff's Department, 326-8625; Fire: (563) 843-3911; Ambulance: Medic EMS, (563) 323-1000.

-- Burn law: Leaves may be burned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fires cannot be left unattended.

New Windsor

First named Windsor after Windsor Castle in Scotland, as suggested by one of the town's founding fathers, New Windsor became the name of the post office and train depot after it was learned that there was another Windsor, Ill. Although known today as New Windsor, the official name is still Village of Windsor.

-- Population -- 720.

-- ZIP Code: 61465.

-- Village hall -- 125 N. 3rd Ave.; (309) 667-2377.

-- Mayor -- Michael Peterson.

-- Trustees: Steve Kness, Jason Molburg, Chip Schmitt, Heath Austin, Jamie Dillbeck.

The village board meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire and ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (309) 582-5194.

-- Burn law: Only yard waste from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oak Grove

Joseph Patrizi, who died in 1987, started a mobile-home park south of Milan, in Rock Island County, in 1947, and incorporated Oak Grove Park in 1956 after Bowling Township voters had refused a liquor license for his restaurant, the Old Oaks. The name of the town was shortened in 1958 to avoid confusion with a Chicago suburb. Today U.S. 67 divides the two mobile-home parks that comprise the bulk of the town.

-- Population: 728.

-- ZIP Code: 61264 (Milan).

-- Village hall: Box 566, Milan; village hall answering service, (309) 787-1056; mayor's home phone, (309) 787-2804.

-- Mayor: Richard Nowack.

-- Trustees: Kenneth Hoffman, Mardyne Davis, Mike Stewart, Bobbi Rhoudenbaugh, Robert Delarosa and Bob Carey.

The village board meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire and ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (309) 794-1230; Fire: (309) 787-2459.

-- Burn law: Refuse piles may be burned any day as long as they are supervised.


The town of Deanington, in northwest Henry County, was founded in 1853 by Charles W. Dean. The name was changed to Orion on Nov. 11, 1865, as requested by a petition of citizens. The Bank of Orion, organized Jan. 1, 1889, survived the Great Depression and was one of the first in Henry County permitted to reopen after the 1933 banking moratorium. The Orion Fall Festival is a Labor Day Weekend favorite.

-- Population: 1,713.

-- ZIP Code: 61273.

-- Village hall: 1202 4th St.; (309) 526-8139, fax (309) 526-8444; Web site

-- Mayor: James A. Cooper.

-- Trustees: Thomas Sederquist, Karl Kane, Mel Drucker, Robert O'Leary, Jamie Lawson and Mike Dunne. The village board meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire and ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police and fire: (309) 526-3403.

-- Burn law: None reported.

Panorama Park

Panorama Park is located off Valley Drive between U.S. Highway 67 and the Mississippi River and surrounded by the city of Bettendorf. Residents incorporated Panorama as a city on May 15, 1953, after Scott County turned down a petition to maintain their muddy main street. Eagle's Landing Park may be the city's best-known feature.

-- Population: 131.

-- ZIP Code: 52767 (Pleasant Valley).

-- City hall: Pleasant Valley P.O. Box 311; city clerk's number (563) 289-4603.

-- Mayor: William C. Minard.

-- City council: David White, Charles Butler, Susan Hamilton-Trudell, Julie Naab, Andy White. The council meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire, ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: Scott County Sheriff's Department, (563) 326-8625; Fire: Bettendorf Fire Department, (563) 344-4052; Ambulance: Medic EMS, (563) 323-1000.

-- Burn law: Owners can only burn vegetation on their own property.

Port Byron

Port Byron, upstream from Hampton and Rapids City in Rock Island County, was settled in 1828 by brothers Thomas and Robert Syms, who lived in one of the only two cabins on the Mississippi River between Fort Armstrong (Rock Island) and Galena. The first postmaster, Archibald Allen, dubbed the area Canaan, for the biblical "promised land." One of the battles of the Black Hawk War occurred in the area, during which the few residents stayed at Fort Armstrong, on today's Arsenal Island. The town was registered with the government in 1832 and laid out in 1836. Tradition has it that businessman Nathaniel Belcher named the community for the poet Lord Byron. Today the annual Tug Fest with LeClaire, Iowa, draws tourists each August.

-- Population: 1,600.

-- ZIP Code: 61275.

-- Village hall: 120 S. Main.; (309) 523-3705, fax (309) 523-2710; Web site

-- Village President: Donna McCormick

-- Trustees: Dennis Healy, Bob Wells, Shawn Vandriessche, Pam Goodwin, Harold French, and Tom Calvert. The village board meets at 6 p.m. the first and second Monday of each month.

-- Emergency services: Police and fire: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (309) 523-2230; Fire: (309) 523-2511.

-- Burn law: Residents may burn only yard waste on private land at least 25 feet from nearest building. Fires must be attended at all times.


The Mississippi River community of Princeton is northeast of the Quad-Cities in Scott County, flanking Iowa's Great River Road, U.S. Highway 67. Haswell Pinneo was the first permanent settler of what would become Princeton in 1836. The town's first recorded plan dates to 1853 and the city was incorporated in 1857. Sites of interest today include the Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead at 28050 230th Ave., Princeton, and the Princeton Wildlife Area.

-- Population: 931.

-- ZIP Code: 52768.

-- City hall: 311 3rd St., P.O. Box 307; (563) 289-5315; fax (563) 289-5862.

-- Mayor: Keith Youngers.

-- City council: David W. Stearman, Kevin Kernan, Mark Lee, Penelope Miller Cilla Meachem. The council meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire, ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (563) 289-3454; Fire: (563) 289-4200; ambulance: Medic EMS, (563) 323-1000.

-- Burn law: Residents may only burn vegetation grown on their own property.


The great Sauk and Fox war leader Black Hawk's friend and adviser, Wabokieshiek, known as The Prophet, presided over a Winnebago Indian village about 35 miles from the mouth of the Rock River, the site of present-day Prophetstown in southern Whiteside County. Capt. Abraham Lincoln and his men burned the village during the Black Hawk War. Asa Crook became the first European settler there in 1834. The town was platted in 1838 and incorporated in 1859. The city was once home to the Eclipse lawn-mower factory. Prophetstown State Park lures tourists to the Rock.

-- Population: 2,300.

-- ZIP code: 61277.

-- Mayor: Howard "Bud" Thompson.

-- City hall: 339 Washington St.; (815) 537-5598; Web page

-- Aldermen: Dolores Francis, Bill Uhler, Larry Brylski, Al Posey, Scott Sibley and Warren Long. The city council meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at city hall.

-- Emergency services: Police, fire, ambulance: 911.

-- Non-emergency services: Police: (815) 537-5598 Fire: (815) 537-2215

-- Burn law: Burning permitted from dusk to dawn when conditions allow; fires must be attended.

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