The list of candidates for the April 9, 2013, municipal elections in Henry County is taking shape.
Villages have chosen candidates either by caucus or nonpartisan filing. Independent candidates have until Dec. 26 to file. Here's what has happened so far:
Alpha: Independent candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, clerk and three trustees.
Andover: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor, clerk and three trustees. Candidates chosen: Dave Crippen for mayor, Bev Josephson for clerk and Amber Lilly, Mike Mielke and Mandy Browning for trustees.
Annawan: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, one two-year trustee and three four-year trustees.
Atkinson: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, three two-year trustees and three four-year trustees.
Bishop Hill: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor, one two-year trustee and three three-year trustees. People's Party candidates are Michael Funke for mayor,Brenda Dehler for two-year trustee and Fred Dehler, Eleanor Larson and Ben Strand for three-year trustee.
Cambridge: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor and three trustees. People's Party candidates are Jim Crouch for mayor and Margie Martin, Amanda Palmer and William Schehl for trustee.
Cleveland: The village caucus was called off Monday by disputes among attended. It is considered "not completed" and will reconvene 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, according to Mayor Jim White, who said he has consulted with the Illinois State Board of Elections on how to proceed.
Colona: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, city clerk, one alderman in 1st, 2nd and 4th Wards and two aldermen in 3rd Ward. (One alderman in ward four will be appointed.)
Galva: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: four-year aldermanic seats in each of three wards and one two-year aldermanic seat in 1st Ward. Candidates include Jayme Hopping (four-year) and Dwren Boston (two-year) in 1st Ward, Dougie Anderson in 2nd Ward and Chuck Deahl in 3rd Ward.
Geneseo: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Four two-year seats open, one from each ward.
Kewanee: Two city council member seats are open. Two candidates filed during nonpartisan filing period: Kellie Wallace-McKenna and incumbent Mike Yaklich.
Orion: Candidates filed during nonpartisan filing period. Offices open: mayor, village clerk and three trustees. Candidates filing include James Cooper for mayor, Lori Sampson for clerk and Robert O'Leary for trustee.
Woodhull: Independent candidates Dec. 17-26. Seats open: mayor, three four-year trustees and one two-year trustee.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.