The United Township High School District has released a list of five candidates who have filed to run for four Board of Education seats on April 9.
Candidates are Dan Jecks, 401 12th St., Silvis; Susan M. Koska, 23627 N. High St., Colona; Harry Arvanis, 461 47th Ave., East Moline; Donald J. Sproul, 1800 7th St., East Moline; and Wendy Wassell-Verschoore, 2702 8th St., East Moline, according to the district.
Ms. Koska, Mr. Arvanis and Mr. Sproul are incumbents. Ms. Wassell-Verschoore was appointed in 2012 to replace Christopher VanSpeybroeck who resigned in October because of his job.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.