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 Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.