© 2024 WVIK
Listen at 90.3 FM and 98.3 FM in the Quad Cities, 95.9 FM in Dubuque, or on the WVIK app!
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Credit Island Lodge Reopens

Two years after it was severely damaged by fire, Davenport's Credit Island lodge has re-opened. This afternoon, city officials held a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate.

Scott Hock, director of Parks and Recreation, says insurance paid for most of the 1.5 million dollar cost, including a new roof and hvac system, plus instead of flood protection, the lodge now has "flood vents."
The main floor of the building is made of steel, concrete, and plastic, but no wood or drywall that could be damaged by a flood.

Hock  says one of the most noticeable changes is the community room on the ground floor.

Open to the second floor so it's now a more open and "grander" room.

It also now has sprinklers to prevent future fires and is handicapped accessible.

Hock says now that the weather has warmed up, the exterior work can be completed, including painting and new sidewalks.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.