NAME: Chuck Mumma AGE:57 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION:Employed by Cummins Central Power LLC. FAMILY:Wife, Debbie; five children; three stepchildren, nine grandchildren with one on the way EDUCATION:High school POLITICAL PARTY:Republican OFFICE SOUGHT:South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE:None WHY RUNNING:I am running for this position so I can give back to my community by helping our senior citizens and our youth. COMMENT:As a trustee I would work to keep a balanced budget and and still keep the level of assistance to our citizens at its best, by working together with the other board members to find ways to cut spending and improve the services that are provided through the township.I am a life-long resident of Rock Island and have been an active volunteer in youth sports programs over several years.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.