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Clean Water for Flood Victims

With the Mississippi River at high levels, and still rising, safe drinking water is becoming a serious problem for people living along the river. Thursday the Red Cross announced it would distribute water to residents of Pleasant Valley, next it'll hand out water to people who live on Campbell's Island in East Moline.

Bottled water was available Friday morning at the Campbell's Island fire station, and will be again Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 pm, and again Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm.

The Red Cross is working with Rock Island County Emergency Management to help people affected by flooding this spring. 

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.