AGE: 66 ADDRESS: Cordova FAMILY: Husband Nick and daughters Anne and Nicole EDUCATION: Some college POLITICAL PARTY: Independent candidate OFFICE SOUGHT: Village Clerk PRIOR OFFICE: Village trustee WHY RUNNING FOR OFFICE: The citizens of Cordova deserve the best service possible. I have 26 years of administrative experience, and I will be working for all the people in the village. KEY ISSUE: The village board, the mayor, and the current village clerk disagree on some issues. To remedy that, the new clerk must be non-partisan, courteous, professional, and within the limits of the law. COMMENTS: I pledge that I will treat everyone in the village with respect. I firmly believe the clerk's job is to work with the board and the mayor without any political agenda.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.