Letter: Honor Lane Evans, name major Q-C street for him


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 3:00 pm
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I am proud to say I attended school with Congressman Lane Evans. Lane was a congressman for 24 years -- an unbeaten record and one to be proud of.
Lane Evans is a well known individual, one who has earned our trust, listened, understood people.

He went out of his way to work with people from all types of backgrounds and did whatever it took to help people in need -- like the Rock Island Arsenal, one of our major employers within 17th District.

During Lane's time in office, his support of the Arsenal helped keep it open while cuts were being made nationwide.

Let's recognize Lane Evans by naming an avenue or a street after him. We have Black Hawk and John Deere roads, Kennedy Drive all named after leaders, why not Lane Evans?

Just like he traveled miles for the people as a U.S. Marine and our congressman for 24 years, he deserves the right to have a long traveled road named after him -- one that goes for miles (like Avenue of the Cities).

Donald E. Lind,
Colona

















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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