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 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.