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What To Do With an Old Firehouse

WVIK Staff

Residents of Rock Island can help the Parks and Recreation Department decide what to do with an old firehouse. That'll be the subject of a public meeting Wednesday night.

Department director John Gripp says the firehouse is located on the southwest corner of Douglas Park (18th Avenue and 9th Street), and it used to be used for storing mowers and other equipment. 
Gripp wants to look at all the possible alternative uses before demolition is considered - tearing down the old firehouse would cost about 40,000 dollars.

The meeting begins Wednesday at 6 pm, at the King Center in Rock Island (630 7th Avenue). 

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.