Three running for road commission, five for Colona Township Board

Posted Online: April 04, 2013, 3:02 pm
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Three people are running to become Colona Township road commissioner. They are Donald L. Ropp Jr., Kyle C. Meier, and Randall K. McClintock.

Five people are running for the four open seats on the township board. They are Scott B. VanHoutte, Richard Seys, Chris Schneider, Donald L. Ropp Sr. and Janna Miller.

Mr. Meier and Mr. Seys were the only ones to return a candidate's questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus

NAME: Kyle C. Meier
AGE: 52
OCCUPATION: Construction contractor/multiple business owner
FAMILY: Wife Linda, son Casey
EDUCATION: High School, multiple OSHA certifications, MSHA
OFFICE SOUGHT: Colona Township highway commissioner
WHY RUNNING: I would like the responsibility of carrying on the quality of work of our current highway commissioner, continuing to construct, improve and maintain road services and safe roads, meeting the needs of citizens within a financially sound budget.

NAME: Richard Seys
AGE: 57
ADDRESS: Coal Valley
FAMILY: Four children
EDUCATION: High school
OFFICE SOUGHT: Colona Township trustee
PRIOR OFFICE: Township trustee since 1997
WHY RUNNING: I believe the local needs of the community can be met more efficiently and economically at the township level than the state or federal level.
KEY ISSUE: I think we need to continue to keep the cemeteries in the present well-groomed and maintained condition. The township board needs to make sure the food pantry is kept operating smoothly to meet the needs of the people in the township.
COMMENT: I would like to continue to serve the citizens of Colona Township with the best services while still staying within budget.


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1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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