NAME: Michael Thomas Kelly AGE: 66 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: FAMILY: Wife, Lenora Teigland EDUCATION: Alleman High school,Black Hawk College,University of New Mexico POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: To make sure all properties are fairly valuedand that all township residents with needs are assisted. KEY ISSUES: 1) Assisting residents with needs of indigence,b) emergency crisis c) seniors d) youth development2) Balanced budgets without pay raises for elected official and avoiding tax increases for residents 3) Fair market valuation assessed4) More open use of township building COMMENTS: People come first but we must live within our budgets. Illinoishas mandated townships take care of those residents in need such as: indigents,some seniors, one time emergencies and youths. The real leadership comes inbalancing those needs and having a balanced budget. I am ultimately responsibleto all the residents of the township. This democratic team is listening.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2013. There are 20 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: The message of Abraham Lincoln, read in congress yesterday, is published in full in our paper today, with a new proclamation relating the terms upon which states can return to the union. 1888 — 125 years ago: An appropriation has been made by congress for the improvement of the upper Mississippi River with $200,000 set aside for the portion of the river between Keokuk and the mouth of the Illinois River. 1913 — 100 years ago: Work of remodeling First Swedish Lutheran Church at 4th Avenue and 14th Street was nearly completed. 1938 — 75 years ago: An unexplained outbreak of tularemia (rabbit fever) in the state has Illinois public health officials puzzled. Ten persons have died, and 243 are officially reported ill with the infection. 1963 — 50 years ago: A dramatic, multi-million dollar riverfront improvement project for the downtown area of Rock Island was unveiled at a meeting of 200 civic leaders at noon today. 1988 — 25 years ago: For several supporters of the Dispatch Goodfellow/Argus Santa program their donation is a year long project. Emma Pugh and Anne Persinger spent a good part of their spare time this year knitting forty pairs of mittens and slippers.