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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.