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 Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.