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 Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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