The United Township High School District has released a list of five candidates who have filed to run for four Board of Education seats on April 9.
Candidates are Dan Jecks, 401 12th St., Silvis; Susan M. Koska, 23627 N. High St., Colona; Harry Arvanis, 461 47th Ave., East Moline; Donald J. Sproul, 1800 7th St., East Moline; and Wendy Wassell-Verschoore, 2702 8th St., East Moline, according to the district.
Ms. Koska, Mr. Arvanis and Mr. Sproul are incumbents. Ms. Wassell-Verschoore was appointed in 2012 to replace Christopher VanSpeybroeck who resigned in October because of his job.
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.