AGE: 47 ADDRESS: Cordova OCCUPATION: Equipment operator FAMILY: Wife, Cindy; children, Jared, Cassandra and Sam EDUCATION: High school graduate POLITICAL PARTY: Citizen OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova Village Board trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: To see roads and sidewalks repaired, to get the board focused back on issues. KEY ISSUE: I would like to see respect and the issues handled, rather than bickering and personal conflicts. COMMENTS: The village needs to go by the people who voted them in office and spend time and monies on the village.
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.