Dianne Jeffries and Thomas J. Wiley are are vying for one open seat on the Cambridge school board. Ms. Jeffries retured a candidate questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus. Mr. Wiley did not.
NAME: Dianne Jeffries AGE: ADDRESS: Cambridge OCCUPATION:Human resources, John Deere Seeding & Cylinder FAMILY: Husband Tadd, children, Seth, 23, Jacob, 16, and Ella, 8 EDUCATION: Sherrard High School; Western Illinois University, Macomb
POLITICAL PARTY: OFFICE SOUGHT: Cambridge school board PRIOR OFFICE: Two terms on the school board WHY RUNNING:My experience, coupled with my willingness to spendwhatever amount of time necessary to ensure the continued quality of education provided in our schools make me an excellent candidate. KEY ISSUE: Key issues we continue to face include the unpredictability of state and federal funding, changes related to curriculum and assessment with the implementation of Common Core Standards and the new state of Illinois battery of testing. Now is the time in which Cambridge school district needs experienced board members to help make decisions.
Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation. 1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.