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 Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance. 1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.