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 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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