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 Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.