NAME: Anthony Heddlesten AGE: 27 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Civil/Environmental Engineer at the US Army Corps of Engineers FAMILY Wife, Kyla EDUCATION: B.S., civil and environmental engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison (including several courses in urban planning); Working on an M.S. in sustainability in environmental engineering and science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign POLITICAL PARTY: Nonpartisan OFFICE SOUGHT: 5th Ward Alderman, Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE: No elective office WHY RUNNING: As a member of Neighborhood Partners and Broadway Histortic Association, this is the best way for me to grow my ability to give back to the community. KEY ISSUE: Connectivity — I want to develop a neighborhood ambassadors program to better involve residents in their city government. I also want to create a program to allow city employees to provide feedback on how to improve our city. The combination of both will bring Rock Island to the front of the pack. COMMENTS: I can't really explain all that I want to do in 25 or 50 words, but I encourage everyone to visit my website www.anthony4ward5.wordpress.com to let me know what they want me to do, what others have already requested and the way I want to combine everyone's ideas together to grow our community.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.