Letter: Time for new blood; write in Maslanka for C.V. mayor


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Originally Posted Online: April 04, 2013, 11:04 am
Last Updated: April 04, 2013, 12:01 pm
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Just what are the benefits to residents of Coal Valley when the village board makes its decisions?

I have lived in Coal Valley for 29 years. Each year I have watched many new homes being built. It seems logical that these new homeowners are providing a wider tax base which means additional revenue for our village.

Yet, my taxes have been going up for the last several years, and I don't know what they are being used for. I think it's time for new blood in our village government. I'm voting for write-in candidate, Emil Maslanka for president/mayor.

Nancy Ritter,
Coal Valley

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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