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 Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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