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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.