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Silvis Business Association will host 'Meet the Candidates' forum


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:20 pm
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The Silvis Business Association will host a "Meet the Candidates" forum at 7 p.m. Monday at the parish center at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 750 17th St.

The only contested primary elections in Silvis are in Ward 1 and Ward 4.

In Ward 1, incumbent Robert T. Cervantes will square off against Mike Johnson. In Ward 4, Todd Malmstrom and Joseph Johnson will vie for the seat being vacated by Ald. Tom Conrad, the only person seeking the mayor's seat. Mayor Bill Fox is not seeking reelection.

Other uncontested races include city clerk Jim Nelson; city treasurer Diana Kahley; and incumbents Matthew Carter, Ward 2, and Robert Fulton, Ward 3.

The primary is Feb. 26, followed by the general election on April 9.




















 




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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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