Letter: Coal Valley needs fresh look, write-in Maslanka


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Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 1:24 pm
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I have been a resident of the Q-C for nearly 50 years, the last 21 in Coal Valley. Having grown up in a small town, we came here because the community felt just right. But like all other levels of government, times are quickly changing and many not for the better.

Coal Valley reflects many faces; old streets and gutters, new curbs and sewers, house trailers and grand new homes etc. Many residences are in "bedroom" areas, while others are retirees enjoying just living here. This is just some of the diverse landscape, along with many new requirements created by a county with (an inadequate) courthouse, a deadbeat state and a (?) fed that a new mayor will need to address.

Currently there is no overall plan for the future of the village which has only one political party. This year, an independent, Emil Maslanka is running for mayor as a write-in candidate.

In my judgment, the last 20 years of one-party rule needs a fresh look. Emil wants to give you, the voter, an opportunity for that fresh look. He wants you all to know more about what your local government is doing for you now and what needs to be done in the future. And like me, he has lived in the valley for 20 years and is well aware of the community needs.

I support Emil Maslanka as a write-in candidate and hope you will, too, on Tuesday.

M.I. McKinney,
Coal Valley

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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