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 Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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