NAME: Richard Lindell AGE: 59 ADDRESS: Cleveland OCCUPATION: Deere & Co. FAMILY: Wife Linda, four daughters and eight grandchildren EDUCATION: Graduated J.D. Darnall, attended Black Hawk College and Deere classes on group problem-solving, facilitation and continuous improvement POLITICAL PARTY: Independent OFFICE SOUGHT: Mayor PRIOR OFFICE: Village trustee seven years, treasurer four years WHY RUNNING: My good friend Jimmy White has opted not to run, and an inexperienced trustee Waterman is running, so I am giving the village a choice. KEY ISSUE: The current turmoil on the village board is an embarrassment to the entire town. Several board members are not communicating with the mayor, clerk and treasurer to be able to make responsible decisions. I plan to work with everyone to seek resolutions on key issues.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.