Five people are running for four seats on the Bowling Township Board. Republican Tom DePorter and Democrat Paul W. Lindburg returned their candidate questionnaires to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus, but Democratic candidates William D. Weatherly, Hank Bennett and Tracy Waterman did not.
NAME: Tom DePorter AGE: 53 ADDRESS: Milan OCCUPATION: Director of Maintenance – Forward Air, Inc. FAMILY: Wife, Raelene; three children, two grandchildren with one on the way EDUCATION: Graduated from Sherrard High POLITICAL PARTY: Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: Bowling Township Trustee PRIOR OFFICE(S): Sherrard board of education, Bowling township trustee WHY RUNNING: Serving our Community through active participation is what makes this Country the best on earth. We need to be involved with the process and not just stand passively on the sideline. KEY ISSUE: Our Township is running well and I'd like to continue that through decisions based on common sense and sound fiscal control.
NAME: Paul W. Lindburg AGE: 74 ADDRESS: Milan OCCUPATION: Retired FAMILY: Wife Niomia, children Michael and Monica EDUCATION: Sherrard High School, one year Graceland University, marchine repair apprentice program POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat OFFICE SOUGHT: Bowling Township Board PRIOR OFFICES: Township trustee, UAW 1310 trustee, pastor of Community of Christ WHY RUNNING: To help operate a working team, that bring the best for Bowling Township KEY ISSUE: To make the most of the tax dollars and grants, for the well being of Bowling Township residents. COMMENTS: This past four years has been one of working together, bringing the most for your dollars.
Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army. 1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square. 1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.