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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.