Five vying for four seats on Cordova Township Board

Posted Online: April 04, 2013, 8:18 am
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Five people are running for four seats on the Cordova Township Board. They are Democrats Peggy Boone and Larry Dhooge, and Republicans Morris McLaughlin, Robert W. Coers and Bonnie Kaye Hanna.

Ms. Hanna and Mr. Dhooge were the only ones who returned candidate questionnaires to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus.

NAME: Bonnie K. Hanna
AGE: 71
ADDRESS: Cordova
FAMILY: Three sons
EDUCATION:Some college
OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova Township trustee
PRIOR OFFICES: Port Byron Library board, Cordova Fire Protection Dist., R.I. Postal Credit Union
WHY RUNNING: I have lived in Cordova for over 30 years. I feel everyone should do their part in the community if they can.
KEY ISSUE: I think the township is running smoothly. I would like to get our polling place back locally if possible.

NAME: Larry Dhooge
AGE: 57
ADDRESS: Cordova
OCCUPATION: Mechanic/welder operator
FAMILY: Son and a daughter
EDUCATION: High school graduate and some college
OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova Township trustee
PRIOR OFFICE: 12 years on Cordova Village Board
WHY RUNNING: I want to continue to serve the community and be a part of this board because they do good work.


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1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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