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 Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Merry sleigh bells jingle in our streets in the wake of a driving northwest storm of snow and rain. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Thomas Campbell was elected commander of John Buford Post 243, Grand Army of the Republic. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas B. Reidy was named consul of C.W. Hawes Camp No. 1550, and L.H. Eihl was named consul of Camp 29, Modern Woodmen of America. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island aldermen last night upheld the view of a petition signed by 150 businessmen that the city should not install parking meters. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Total volume during the Christmas mailing season may reach 12 million pieces in Rock Island, according to Rock Island Postmaster Carl J.L. Wessel. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The aromas filling the air at the Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island soon will be prime rib and roast duck rather than sawdust and plaster. A tourist train will be offering dinner excursions in mid-February or early March, according to Dan Carmody, executive director of the Development Association of Rock Island.