NAME: Anthony Heddlesten AGE: 27 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Civil/Environmental Engineer at the US Army Corps of Engineers FAMILY Wife, Kyla EDUCATION: B.S., civil and environmental engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison (including several courses in urban planning); Working on an M.S. in sustainability in environmental engineering and science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign POLITICAL PARTY: Nonpartisan OFFICE SOUGHT: 5th Ward Alderman, Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE: No elective office WHY RUNNING: As a member of Neighborhood Partners and Broadway Histortic Association, this is the best way for me to grow my ability to give back to the community. KEY ISSUE: Connectivity — I want to develop a neighborhood ambassadors program to better involve residents in their city government. I also want to create a program to allow city employees to provide feedback on how to improve our city. The combination of both will bring Rock Island to the front of the pack. COMMENTS: I can't really explain all that I want to do in 25 or 50 words, but I encourage everyone to visit my website www.anthony4ward5.wordpress.com to let me know what they want me to do, what others have already requested and the way I want to combine everyone's ideas together to grow our community.
Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.