Dianne Jeffries and Thomas J. Wiley are are vying for one open seat on the Cambridge school board. Ms. Jeffries retured a candidate questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus. Mr. Wiley did not.
NAME: Dianne Jeffries AGE: ADDRESS: Cambridge OCCUPATION:Human resources, John Deere Seeding & Cylinder FAMILY: Husband Tadd, children, Seth, 23, Jacob, 16, and Ella, 8 EDUCATION: Sherrard High School; Western Illinois University, Macomb
POLITICAL PARTY: OFFICE SOUGHT: Cambridge school board PRIOR OFFICE: Two terms on the school board WHY RUNNING:My experience, coupled with my willingness to spendwhatever amount of time necessary to ensure the continued quality of education provided in our schools make me an excellent candidate. KEY ISSUE: Key issues we continue to face include the unpredictability of state and federal funding, changes related to curriculum and assessment with the implementation of Common Core Standards and the new state of Illinois battery of testing. Now is the time in which Cambridge school district needs experienced board members to help make decisions.
Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."