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 Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."