Letter: Honor Lane Evans, name major Q-C street for him


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 3:00 pm
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I am proud to say I attended school with Congressman Lane Evans. Lane was a congressman for 24 years -- an unbeaten record and one to be proud of.
Lane Evans is a well known individual, one who has earned our trust, listened, understood people.

He went out of his way to work with people from all types of backgrounds and did whatever it took to help people in need -- like the Rock Island Arsenal, one of our major employers within 17th District.

During Lane's time in office, his support of the Arsenal helped keep it open while cuts were being made nationwide.

Let's recognize Lane Evans by naming an avenue or a street after him. We have Black Hawk and John Deere roads, Kennedy Drive all named after leaders, why not Lane Evans?

Just like he traveled miles for the people as a U.S. Marine and our congressman for 24 years, he deserves the right to have a long traveled road named after him -- one that goes for miles (like Avenue of the Cities).

Donald E. Lind,
Colona

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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