NAME: John E. Bauersfeld AGE: ADDRESS:Rock Island OCCUPATION: Retired FAMILY: Wife, Peggy; two children; four grandchildren EDUCATION: Bachelor's in mathematics/political science from Augustana, post-grad work POLITICAL PARTY: Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township supervisor PRIOR OFFICE: Township supervisor,current director of Townships of Illinois, member of Supervisors of Illinois,Republican precinct committeeman, Rock Island alderman1979 to 2005 WHY RUNNING:To be an integral part of providing viable programs and services to the citizens of our township, and to find reward in helping those in need. KEY ISSUE:I will continue to stay below budget each year ensuring the lowest tax rate possible. I will provide ongoing transparency into the workings of the township by the use of the website and bi-annual newsletter expanded during my terms in office. COMMENT:I am a life-long resident of Rock Island. All of my adult life I have been active in a multitude of community activities, including Jaycee, Boy Scouts, United Way, past president of the Botanical Center Board, president of Just Kids Educational Center.
Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.