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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1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
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