AGE: 68 ADDRESS: Cordova OCCUPATION: Semi-retired financial services and harbor master FAMILY: Wife and two grown EDUCATION: Some college, degree in insurance underwriting, University of Detroit POLITICAL PARTY: Independent OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova village president (mayor) PRIOR OFFICE: Current village president, 10 years on village board WHY RUNNING: To finish jobs that were started. COMMENTS: We need to finish fixing the streets with a priority list; need to find and maintain water shut-offs; need to finish riverfront campus with handicap accessibility; improve our website and posting of minutes and notices along with ordinances; finish village hall plans and get it done; and improve the payment system for water bills.
Today is Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The price of board for single gentlemen occupying rooms in Davenport hotels has been raised to $10 per week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Dr. J.W. Stewart was elected president of the Rock Island County Bible Society. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. I.O. Nothstein, Rock Island, was named president of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Twin Cities. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Athel Young, wife of Chic Young, who draws the internationally famous "Blondie" comic strip, has been visiting her mother, Mrs. John Miller, in Rock Island for three weeks. The Youngs' infant son accompanied his mother. 1964 -- 50 years ago: 750 students from 30 northern Illinois high schools will take part in the Class D state finals music contest to be held next Saturday on the Augustana College campus. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A near capacity crowd shook the rafters at Wharton field House in Moline Tuesday night. When the decibel level returned to normal, Alleman's Pioneers had pulled out a 54-49 victory over the Orion Chargers. The win advanced Alleman into the Elite Eight for the first time in 25 years.