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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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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