NAME:Cathy S. Mason AGE: 35 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Marketing Coordinator at Shive-Hattery Inc, Moline FAMILY: Husband, Douglas Mason; 4-year-old daughter; raising 16-year-old nephew EDUCATION: Associate's degree Black Hawk College POLITICAL PARTY: Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: This opportunity to give back is an honor and with the republican candidate slate our teamwork will make the dream work as we seek the same common vision to advance the district. KEY ISSUE: The most important priority while serving as trustee will be to review all incoming and outgoing funds submitted for accuracy. Helping keep the budget balanced and in favor of a better district for our residents is key. I believe in honest and fair dealings.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.