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 Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.