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 Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.