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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.