NAME: Steve Ballageer AGE: 50 ADDRESS: Cleveland OCCUPATION: Operating engineer, Local 150 FAMILY: 3 children, 4 grandchildren EDUCATION: High School POLITICAL PARTY: -- OFFICE SOUGHT: Trustee, 4 year term PRIOR OFFICE: Trustee 8 years WHY RUNNING: Our board of trustees, with cooperation from the new mayor, clerk, and treasurer, can stop all the bad press and start making real progress KEY ISSUE The current mayor and his appointed clerk and treasurer have ignored accountability or authority to spend the taxpayers' money, and have refused to work productively with the board of trustees. Residents deserve hard-working board members and a new mayor who remain focused on accomplishing the peoples' business. COMMENTS: Our current mayor, clerk, and treasurer have shown disrespect for our flag and their positions by refusing to stand with village residents to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at our January meeting.
Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation. 1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.