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, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.