Pictorial Past | Residents make a difference

Rock Island City Councilman Maurice Guerin points to his name on a list of Rock Island citizens who volunteered to help with the town’s beautification program in the summer of 1960. Aided by efforts of the Rock Island Improvement Club and a tax per front foot of property, the town undertakes a $30,000 street improvement project, along with planting of trees and new lawn. (Provided...
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Special filing period generates some candidates; some positions still left without a candidate

A special filing period May 23-25 generated candidates for some of the races that had passed the May 19 regular filing period without a candidate.
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Filing period ends; special filing opened May 23-25

May 15-19 was filing week for offices that will be up for election in the Aug. 1 primary and the Nov. 7 general election.
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Third-grader is Chief for a Day

Rock Island third-grader Jesse Osorio had a tall order April 27, serving as the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Chief for a Day with Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal.
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Our College Students

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area   Gonzaga University SPOKANE — The following students were named to the president’s list at Gonzaga University for fall 2016. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.85 or higher. East Wenatchee: Jennifer Albrecht, Megan Lavagnino Orondo: Allison Drescher The following students were named to the dean’s list at...
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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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