NAME: Taren Komadina AGE: 30 ADDRESS: Cleveland OCCUPATION: Certified orthodontic assistant FAMILY: Son, Tyler Miller EDUCATION: Graduated from Geneseo High School and Scott Community College dental assistant program POLITICAL PARTY: Independent OFFICE SOUGHT: Cleveland village trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: I have been living in Cleveland for two years and I want to help make the village a better place to live in. KEY ISSUE: To help bring stability and consensus to the village board. COMMENTS: I would like to be more involved in the community and listen to what the people of Cleveland want and focus on those issues.
Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2013. There are 22 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: All last week were favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather. The mercury ranged from 40 to 65 degrees and the ice is entirely gone out of the river. 1888 — 125 years ago: W.D. Reimers was given charge of the Weyerhaeuser-Denkmann mill in Davenport. 1913 — 100 years ago: Eight hundred or more tons of earth in six landslides, covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 — 75 years ago: Patrolman Joseph H. Schnelder, of Moline, has been awarded four medals for proficiency in marksmanship. He is the crack pistol shot of the Rock Island district. 1963 — 50 years ago: For the 83rd year, George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" was performed at Augustana College ushering in the spiritual aspect of the Christmas season. 1988 — 25 years ago: A water main break Thursday night, the fourth this week, affected 35 homes near the 2200 block of 39th Street, Rock Island, city officials said today.