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, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.