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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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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