S. RI Twp: Don Sharp


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Originally Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 9:53 pm
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NAME:Don Sharp
AGE:74
ADDRESS:Rock Island
OCCUPATION:South Rock Island Township clerk
FAMILY:Wife, Dorothy, 4 children; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren
EDUCATION:Beloit College and Midwestern Broadcasting School
POLITICAL PARTY:Republican
OFFICE SOUGHT:South Rock Island Township clerk
PRIOR OFFICES:Two years township trustee, eight years as township clerk
WHY RUNNING:Would like to use my experience as clerk to keep everything running smoothly with both parties cooperating, something we don't see a lot of currently.
KEY ISSUE:It's always fiscal responsibility, which means keeping taxes in check. However, we also have to keep providing services to the many people who need help. It is sometimes a tough balancing act, but one that we work hard at accomplishing.

















 



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  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.








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