Safe Kids donation will fund projects, purchase books

ROCK ISLAND — Chelan-Douglas Safe Kids donated $300 to Rock Island Elementary as part of its National Walk to School Day Celebration on Oct. 5. During the event, Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal and Sgt. Paul Downs escorted students to school to promote exercise and safe pedestrian practices. The school plans to use the funds for school projects and to buy books for the library.
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Link Transit to hold community meetings

NCW — Link Transit will be holding a series of information gathering sessions in the smaller communities it serves beginning this week. The open houses are a part of Link’s community engagement strategy to help guide its growth and development over the next 15 to 25 years, according to Link officials. The first session is at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 8, at Rock Island City Hall. Other sessions...
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Public hearing scheduled in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — The city of Rock Island will hold a public hearing at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 8 at Rock Island City Hall, 5 North Garden Ave. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public testimony regarding proposed amendments to procedures for processing planned developments as set forth in the city’s municipal code. Copies of the proposed amendment are available for viewing at city...
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Link Transit reaches out to communities

NCW — Link Transit will host a series of upcoming information gathering sessions in the smaller communities it serves. The open houses are a part of Link’s community engagement strategy to help guide its growth and development over the next 15 to 25 years, according to a news release. The sessions include: Sept. 8: 5 p.m., Rock Island City Hall Sept. 27: 5 p.m., Chelan City Hall Oct. 3:...
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Rock Island awarded Stronger Schools grant

WENATCHEE — Rock Island Elementary School is among 12 North Central Washington schools recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The grant program provides up to $5,000 for each school to enrich school experiences for students, support teacher development, and provide opportunities for schools to better achieve their goals. Rock Island...
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Fishing day for kids

ROCK ISLAND — The Wenatchee Sportsmen’s Association will host its annual free fishing day for kids beginning at 8 a.m. April 16 at Rock Island Pond on Saunders Avenue. WSA members will be on hand to help kids learn how to fish. Equipment will be provided. For more information, visit wsassoc.org.
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Kennel club offers temperament testing

ROCK ISLAND — The Wenatchee Kennel Club will sponsor a set of dog temperament tests beginning at 9 a.m. April 23 at Rock Island Village, across from the Rock Island Dam. Tests offered include dog temperament test, canine good citizen test and therapy dog test. The cost ranges from $10 to $30, depending on the test. Test cost includes lunch. For more information or to preregister, visit...
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New recycling program begins for fluorescent lights

OLYMPIA — Washington residents can now recycle fluorescent lights and other mercury-containing lights for free. LightRecycle Washington collection sites accept traditional fluorescent tubes (including straight, curved and circular tubes), the twisty compact fluorescent lights and high intensity discharge lights, which are commonly used in outdoor lighting fixtures. The program does not accept...
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Building unique furniture from nature’s art

Thomas Logan Howell of T. Logan Furniture can turn ordinary looking wood into a work of art. Howell’s home and shop, located at the left of the Shell Station at Rock Island, can be seen by travelers passing by on Highway 28. His yard and home are filled with unique pieces he has crafted from nature.
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Rock Island Wastewater Treatment Plant wins award

OLYMPIA — The City of Rock Island’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has received an Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Award from the state Department of Ecology. There were 126 wastewater treatment plants across the state with perfect performance in 2013, a jump from 107 the year before. Rock Island was one of 10 first-time award winners. Award-winning plants passed all environmental tests,...
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