Two people are running for the Edgington Township supervisor's seat and five people are running for four seats on the township board.
Republican Jeffrey S. Keller and Democrat Frank Venable are seeking the supervisor's post, while Republicans David Mueller, Kevin Oak and Brian Mueller, and Democrats Thomas J. DeClerck and Mike Wynes are seeking the four open seats on the township board.
Mr. Wynes was the only one who returned a candidate's questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus.
NAME: Michael Wynes AGE: 60 ADDRESS: Reynolds OCCUPATION: Farmer FAMILY: Wife Shirley, sons Shawn and Jeremy EDUCATION: Black Hawk College POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat OFFICE SOUGHT: Edgington Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: As a taxpayer in Edington Township I feel an obligation to help administer tax dollars wisely for everyone within its boundaries. KEY ISSUE: Roads and taxes will always be major issues for townships in this part of Illinois. How can we spend our money more efficiently? Township maintained roads in this township are in reasonably good shape. The trucks and equipment are in good condition. Let's keep the tax levy as low as possible for our residents.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 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. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.