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 Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A new passenger car has been placed on the Coal Valley railroad, and R.R. Cable is running the trains at present. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G.W. Gue preached a convincing sermon on the need of a new First Methodist Church in Rock Island 1913 -- 100 years ago: Dr. W.S. Marquis preached his farewell sermon at Broadway Presbyterian Church to the combined congregations from First Methodist, First Baptist, United Presbyterian and South Park Presbyterian churches. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's mayor is seeking to enforce the rules governing PWA projects in the city which state that local men are to be hired for the work. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Argus Santa Claus requests that the names of needy Rock Island boys and girls through 12 years of age be registered by parents or guardians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11or Dec. 14. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Alcoa and its employee union have reached tentative agreement on a 43-month labor contract covering about 7,500 workers at six plants, including 1,900 employees at Alcoa's Davenport Works, company and union officials said today.