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Davenport aldermen are set to review the second batch of bids for fixing up the Central Fire Station. The city plans to renovate and expand the 113-year-old building. Tonight, the city council will consider contracts with eight companies before voting next week.

Fire Chief Lynn Washburn says the council has already approved the first bid package for temporary electrical work and demolition. The second and third sets of bids are the main parts of the 15.2 million dollar project.

The city hired Bush Construction as general contractor for the project. It reviewed all the bids then chose the lowest, responsible bids to recommend.

submitted / Moline School District

When Moline’s Hamilton school re-opens next Fall, it will still be called Hamilton Elementary. Crews continue to work on the expansion and renovation of the building on 7th Street. 

Black Hawk College


Students at Black Hawk College are writing papers and checking out books from a new library. Today, the college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Quad Cities Campus Library and Teaching/Learning Center. Renovations began in May and finished in August, just before classes started.

Ashton Trimble, director of Library Services, says the library has a new interior design, including a new elevator, carpet, sound panels, and energy efficient windows.