AGE: 58 ADDRESS: Cordova OCCUPATION: Retired from 3M FAMILY: Wife, Becky, children, Jo and Amy EDUCATION: Some college, four years apprenticeship, mechanic POLITICAL PARTY: Independent OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova Village Board trustee PRIOR OFFICES: Trustee for more than six years, village president for four years WHY RUNNING: Tired of seeing our community on the front page of the newspaper for negative reasons. We need to concentrate on what's best for the village, and work as a team to make our community a better place to live and raise a family. KEY ISSUE: Need to have items that are placed on the agenda dealt with in a timely manner; not tabled for months and months with no action taken. Need to update the village infrastructure, not just the main road. Continue the development to access the river and enjoy what it has to offer.
Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2013. There are 22 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: All last week were favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather. The mercury ranged from 40 to 65 degrees and the ice is entirely gone out of the river. 1888 — 125 years ago: W.D. Reimers was given charge of the Weyerhaeuser-Denkmann mill in Davenport. 1913 — 100 years ago: Eight hundred or more tons of earth in six landslides, covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 — 75 years ago: Patrolman Joseph H. Schnelder, of Moline, has been awarded four medals for proficiency in marksmanship. He is the crack pistol shot of the Rock Island district. 1963 — 50 years ago: For the 83rd year, George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" was performed at Augustana College ushering in the spiritual aspect of the Christmas season. 1988 — 25 years ago: A water main break Thursday night, the fourth this week, affected 35 homes near the 2200 block of 39th Street, Rock Island, city officials said today.