My husband, Ron Miller, former fire chief for the city of Moline, is running for Moline alderman at large, and as concerned voters, you could not cast your vote for a more honest, dedicated, knowledgeable representative. All politics aside, Ron's integrity and his passion for doing what is best for the citizens of Moline is unmatched, as proven through 30 years of service to this city, regardless of any personal cost.
Ron does his research on the issues facing Moline, and with no hidden agendas, bases his decisions on that research, along with the input he receives from the citizens he represents. Ron truly listens to and cares about this city and its citizens, knowing he works first and foremost for them. Bottom line, isn't that what we're all looking for in our city leaders?
This letter may come off as simple, and a little biased, but it is sincere, and your vote for Ron Miller on Tuesday, will be one of the best things anyone could do for this city. You won't be sorry.
Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.