The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois on March 12, 2001 · 19
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Monday, March 12, 2001
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Monday. March 12. 2001 The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus C3 Q-C Area frnfirtri Conngctfon Public can Informational meeting set for Saturday By Pam Berenger Staff writer ' The barriers to re-establishing a ferry between New Boston, 111., and Toolesboro, Iowa, are nothing .that money wouldn't solve. On Saturday, organizations, including Yellowbanks Heritage Association, Interstate Resource Conservation and Development, Geode RD & D, the U.S. Army Corps of. Engineers and officials from nearby Iowa and Illinois communities, will explore the roads leading to the three proposed Iowa landing sites. , At 3 p.m., following the site inspection, a public meeting will be conducted at the Heritage Center on U.S. 61 in Wapello. The meeting will include a panel discussion with members giving a brief history and explanation of the project, followed by a public comment period. While there is plenty of finan- cial and community support for the ferry, finding money for adequate roads to and from an Iowa landing site will be the toughest hurdle for those working to return the ferry to its home port in New Boston, according to Christa 'Perkins, Geode Re-" source Conservation and Development coordinator. "It looks like significant paving will be needed," Ms. Perkins said. "We will need to have good quality roads. There will be very few people willing to travel down a few miles of gravel to use the ferry." It is believed the first ferry Cox will by to unseat Sen.Durbin By Robin J. Burleson Staff writer . , 'f John Cox will try again. He's running for a seat in the Senate after losing the primary last year for the GOP nomination in Illinois' 1 10th Congressional District, f He is a father and CPA who has 52 more state counties to visit during his campaign to spread his word on education, taxes and parenting. So far, Mr. Cox said he's had a "great reaction" from people about his challenge to incumbent Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IUinois. 'We need to treat teachers like professionals. Education is the bedrock of our civilization.' . ; John Cox, '. ' Senate candidate ' "My primary issue is education," Mr. CoX said. He is an advocate of President Bush's voucher system which includes giving federal money to faith-based schools. He criticized Sen. Durbin several times, saying he was a "misrepresentation" and not as liberal as he claims. , "His voting record makes Ted Kennedy look like Ronald Reagan," he said. On education issues he was emphatic. He said the government has to "start treating teachers better." "We need to treat teachers like professionals," said Mr. Cox. One of his plat-- form issues is paying teachers based on merit. "Education is the bedrock of our civilization." On a more personal side of Mr. Cox, he recalled getting picked on in high school, but unlike the kids who picked up guns to solve their problems, he owed his morals to his parents. "My parents instilled in me a respect for others," he said. "We don't, teach our ,; children that hurting peo- ! pie ... is a bad thing." Meanwhile, the Republi- can said the answer to the ' problem of kids having guns is not banning guns, just having stronger rules. Educating parents and teaching ; kids personal responsibility is more the answer. Staff writer Robin Burleson can be reached at 786-6441, Ext. ; 257 ., or by e-mail at - learn more Now Boston Ferry Crossing Alternative route no. 1 Alternative route no. 2 Alternative route no. 3 Quad-Cities - Iowa t ' Illinois V-' mile 12 was operated by the French as early as 1817, according to historical reports. However, the first known ferry was operated by the Denisons, the first settlers of Mercer County. They arrived in the New Boston area in " 1827, and their land grant included the right to operate a ferry. The family sold wood to passing steamboats, and when Iowa opened for settlement in the early 1830s, it answered the demand for ferry service. Over the next 150 years, a ferry was operated between New Boston and Toolesboro, Iowa. , ' ' The ferry made its last trip across, the Mississippi in 1973. Those accustomed to its pres-. ence miss it, said Larry McHen-ry of New Boston, one of those advocating its return. What had been a 6-mile trip across the river became a 100-mile journey as people drove to Muscatine or 'Critters' take to "y- 'V 'P'U' Mascots for a host of local businesses and organizations battle for the 'puck' during a game of Critter Hockey Sunday night at The Mark of the Quad Cities. The mascot mayhem during the first period break of the Quad City Mallards game was the highlight of Critter Night activities. ') ' Board From Page CI "I think there's some truth to that," he said. "If there's an overall issue that draws people out, it shows that they would want to remedy that issue." The Sherrard school board has seen its share of controversy in recent years. In August, teachers filed an intent-to-strike notice as contract negotiations failed, but the board and teachers came to an agreement soon after. In 1999, some district residents demanded that four board members including the board president resign in the wake of a controversial decision to pay $83,000 to buy out the remainder of former superintendent William Heit-man's contract. Mr. Gillum said most of that unrest has simmered down since he took office eight months ago. t "I hope we've come in.and set El Mancha From Page CI The dancing and choreography was original and exciting. An interesting aspect of the musical is the stage. The play is set entirely in the jail, with the actors themselves rearranging the set during the show. By utilizing just one stage background and manipulating several stage props, scenes change before the audience's eyes without losing a beat, so to speak. The part I liked best was Don Quixote's battle with the Knight of Mirrors. It was visually spectacular, and someone obviously paid great attention tQ detail when costuming this knight and using mirrors as shields. about feny project ng J Illinois Burlington to cross the bridges there. A five-year-old study estimated the cost of road improvements would range from $419,000 to $1.1 million depending on which Iowa site? was selected. Roads to New Boston, the ferry's home port, are adequate, Ms. Perkins said. However, roads from the three prospective Iowa landings are less than adequate. The groups are looking at several options including the original site; however, sandbars and a campground there make it -an undesirable choice. The next option is to put the Iowa landing 2 miles upriver from the original site. However, that would require improving a 6-mile stretch of road through a wildlife habitat. The third option would be to put the new landing downriver, about a mile south and east of the ice a positive tone," he said. "I hope the comfort level is being felt by all patrons." Mike Bickle, one of those asked to resign, and Dana Brooks are the only incumbents seeking re-election to four available seats. Alexis superintendent Chris Rademacher said while Alexis has eight people vying for four seats on the board, he doesn't believe there's a hot topic that caused their interest. "You always find out after the people are elected," he said. "I think there's some sincere interest in education out here." Instead, he said, people's interest in candidacy may have been sparked by a notice he placed in the district's newsletter in October, that there might be four open seats because the incumbents weren't sure if they were running again. ' Also, two veteran school-board members hosted an orientation Fire claims By Linhai Liew Staff writer ? COLON A 'i- A dog perished and a house suffered major damage in a fire Sunday afternoon in Colona's Level Acres subdivision. Firefighters were called to 1160 Melody Lane around 4:44 p.m., said Colona Fire Chief John Swan, and battled the blaze for 15 to 20 minutes before bringing it under control. The owner, Gladys Reed, was not home at the time. No other people were in the house at the time. Chief Swan said the fire ap ! f the former landing. It, too, would require road improvements, but they would not be as expensive as the second option. The last option would be to put the new landing on Brass Island and build a bridge or causeway to make it more accessible. Having the Corps, Department of Natural Resources and the Fish and Wildlife service involved is essential because of the wetlands and wildlife impact. However, having input and support from the community is also important, Ms. Perkins said. "It's not a local project, it's a regional project," she said. "There are several different thoughts, and it could include a bike path, campgrounds ...the thoughts keep growing on what the area could become." Making the area a "must visit," is what the groups and Mr. McHenry hope for. Todd Mizener staff in late January for those who've never served on the board before. Mr. Rademacher said the meeting allowed potential candidates to ask questions and get a quick run down of what a school board member does both the good and the bad. It could very well be that bad part that scares prospective candidates away, said Rockridge superintendent Dick Stoltz. "It's a very difficult job," he said. "Also, the board members really have to make some tough decisions. That, more than anything, may play a big part in the lack of interest." Like Aledo, Rockridge has three known candidates all incumbents and four available seats. Mr. Rademacher said the interest in Alexis' school board should reflect well on the community. "We're pleased and the community should be pleased by that," he said. home, dog parently broke out in the basement and spread up the walls. He estimated damage at about $75,000 to $100,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Chief Swan said firefighters found the dog's remains in the house after the fire was extinguished. Ms. Reed was staying with relatives late Sunday, he said. Sunday's blaze was the 12th in a series of area fires that have killed seven people, one lit-, ter of puppies, three dogs and a cat. i SS. I New . , y I I X : yr v S Iowa ;Fn ,. I 10 a iff mm HOURS: muiiudy-niuciy i... r 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon , CLOSED ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS DEADLINES-IN COLUMN AOS 6 p.m. Monday for Tuesday, Leader Editions 6 p.m. Tuesday for Wednesday Edition 3 p.m. Wednesday for Thursday Edition 6 p.m. Thursday for Friday Edition 1 p.m. Friday for Saturday Edition 1 0:30 a.m. Saturday for Sunday, Monday Editions Please call for Classified display deadlines. PRIVATE PARTY MERCHANDISE ADS If item is $800 or less Ad If item is $1600 or less Ad If item is $1600 or more..:. Ad runs 1 1 times '(Ads cancelled early are only billed per insertion II item is not sold in the above number of days, free run dates will be given) CALL FOR SPECIALS 2000 AgriBusiness Acreages for Sale 2002 Acreages Wanted 2004 Farmer's Market 2006 Farm Equipment 2008 Farm Seeds 2010 Farms for Rent 2012 Farms for Sale 2014 Garden Plots 2016 Hay, Grain, Feed 2018 LivestockSupplies 2020 Miscellaneous ' 2022 4000 House& Home Antiques & Collectibles 4001 Bazaars ( Flea Markets 4002 BooksManuals - 4003 Building Materials & Tools 4004 CamerasSupplies ClothingAccessories Fitness Equipment ComputersAccessories Video Games Good Things To Eat FirewoodFuel Oil HobbiesCrafts . 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ILLINOIS. FARM MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT. PAUL ENGWALL. OWNER LANE R HYETT, AUCTIONEER SEE OUR DISPLAY AD IN THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS ON 382001 AND 3 112001. 2008 Farm Equipment TRACTOR. Farmall H Gfeal tires. Runs excellent. Recent work to engine. Mechanically sound $1250 or best. 309-944-4931. 2050 Auctions "Readers, please be advised MARCH 17, 2001. that in Illinois, law requires the exchange of FOID card numbers to make a firearm PUBLIC AUC1ION. LOCATION: THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE, NORTH COLLEGE, ROUTE 82. GENESEO, ILLINOIS THE ROBERT FRANCK ESTATE. STENZEL AUCTION SERVICE, INC. AUCTIONEERS: AL AND JASON STENZEL, JON BLOOMBERG. AND JANA GUINN SEE OUR DISPLAY AD IN THE MOLINE DISPATCH AND THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS ON 3152001. sale or purchase legal. MARCH 12, 2001. 1:00 P M SPECIAL CATTLE SALE LOCATION: THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE ROCK ISLAND LIVESTOCK AUCTION, 34TH AVENUE AND 7TH STREET, ROCK ISLAND. ILLINOIS ROCK ISLAND LIVESTOCK AUCTION, INC. DAVE PORTH. MANAGER. SEE OUR DISPLAY AD IN THE MOLINE DISPATCH AND THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS ON 3112001. MARCH 17, 2001. TIME 1030 A.M. AUCTION LOCATION. THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE FAHM LOCATED 9 MILES NORTH OF JOY. ILLINOIS ON 110TH STREET OR 3' 4 MILE EAST OF ILLINOIS CITY, ILLINOIS ON , ROUTE 92, THEN b MILES SOUTH ON 224TH MARCH 14, 2001. BEGIN- IMINU fll 11:00 AM. KUb-LIC AUCTION. LOCATION THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE FARM LO- ICAIfcU 2 MILtS NUHIH OF HOOPPOLE, ILLINOIS ON HUUIE 78 lO HOD IE 92 AND 2 MILES WEST TO 240OE AND ) MILE NORTH, OR 7 MILES NORTH OF GENESEO. ILLINOIS ON ROUTE 82 TO ROUTE 92. AND 8 MILES EAST TO 2400E AND 1 MILE NORTH. TRACTORS. LOADER, TIRES, TRUCK TRAILER, AND EQUIPMENT DARHELL NORMA SWANSON. SELLERS MARIMAN AUCTION COMPANY. VERN MAHIMAN AUCTIONEER. SEE OUR DISPLAY AO IN THE MOLINE DISPATCH AND THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS ON 312001. STREET. OR 1 WEST OF BUFFALO HHAI-HIE. ILLINOIS. THEN 34 MltE SOUTH FOR SIGNS ON OF THE AUCTION). COM BINE, TRACTOR, CAR RIAGE, BUGGY, HORSt DRAWN EQUIPMENT. CAT 1LE. PONIES, HORSE AND SHEEP. DAHYL. KADEL. SELLER KILCOIN AUCTION SERVICE TOM AND ADAM KILCOIN, AUC TIONEERS SEE OUR DIS PLAY AD IN THE MOLINI DISPATCH AND ' THE ROCK ISLAND 39 AND 3152001. i mm Ci7ss? - :j... THE PEOPLE Call 1-800444-1636 to place your free ad today. Published Sun., Wed. & Fit in The Dispatch & The Rock Island Argus and weekly in The Leader. PAYMENT INFO CASH CHECK MONEY ORDER runs 5 times runs 9 times (Some classifications require prepayment) 4200 Property for Sale Cemetery Lots 4202 4203 4204 4206 4208 4210 4212 4214 4215 4216 4218 Commercial Property for Sale Condominiums Duplexes Houses Lots Mobile HomesParks Out ol State Property Real Estate Services ResortsCottages Property Wanted 4006 4008 4009 4010 4012 4014 4016 4018 4020 4021 4022 4024 4026 4028 4029 4030 4036 4038 4040 4042 6000-6200 Recreational Vehicles Aircraft 6010 Campers 6050 Marine 6150 Personal Watercraft 6175 Snowmobiles 6201 6250 Service Parts Auto PartsService 6252 Camper Parts i Service 6254 Motorcycle Parts & Service , 6256 Truck PartsService 6258 Rebuilders 6259 Utility Trailers 6260 6300 Trucks 4x4 s 6302 Heavy Duty 6304 Pickups 6306 TractorTrailer 6308 6350 Vans PetsFish Horses Cargo Conversion 4-Wheel Drive Full Size Mini Size Utility 6352 6354 6356 6358 6360 6362 6400 Collector Vehicles Cars Trucks Wagons 6402 6404 6406 6450 Cycles, ATV's, Bikes 4151 4152 4153 4154 4155 4156 4157 4158 4159 4160 4161 4162 4163 4164 Motorcycles ATVS3&4 Wheeler's MinifTrail Bikes 6452 6454 6456 6500 Vehicles Domestic (listed alphabetically) 6550veh'icles Foreign (listed alphabetically) Auctions 2050 Auctions MARCH 17, 2001. 10.00 A M, PUBLIC AUCTION. LOCATION: THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE PROPERTY LOCATED ON SOUTH MAIN STREET IN ALEXIS. ILLINOIS AND THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 189 WILL SELL THE PERSONAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE SELLS AT 1100 AM. FOLLOWED BY PERSONAL PROPERTY. ALEXIS FIRE DISTRICT, SELLER. ALEXIS, ILLINOIS. GREGORY AUCTION SERVICE. AUCTIUONEERS: STAN. STEVE, AND JEFF GREGORY. SEE OUR DISPLAY AD IN 'THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS ON 33 2001 AND 382001. 10.00 AM. MARCH 17, 2001. 11 .00 A M. VIEWING 9.30 AM. REAL ESTATE AUCTION LOCATION: THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE HOME ON 825 ESPLANADE. DAVENPORT. IOWA 2 STORY 3 BEDROOM HOME A-1 AUCTION & REALTY FLOYD CARLSON. AUCTIONEER SEE OUR DISPLAY AD IN THE MOLINE DISPATCH AND THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS ON 3112001. MARCH 17, 2001. 11 00 AM PUBLIC AUCTION.' LOCATION: THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE PAUL ENGWALL FARM. EAST OF MER-ROC FS ON HIGHWAY 17, ALEDO. ILLINOIS FARM MACHINERY ft EQUIPMENT. PAUL ENGWALL. OWNER. LANE R HYETT. AUCTIONEER SEE OUR DISPLAY AD IN THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS ON 382001 AND 31 112001. 14 MILES! (WATCH THE DAY ARGUS ON JiMf II I. con THPlHMTVHRftj8, I

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