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, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.