NAME: Tim Black AGE: 49 ADDRESS:Galva OCCUPATION:Educator at Henry Hill Correctional Center, Galesburg FAMILY: Wife, Linda EDUCATION:Bachelor's degree, Illinois Wesleyan University; master's in English, Keene State College; master's in educational leadership, Western Illinois University OFFICE SOUGHT: Black Hawk College trustee PRIOR OFFICE(S): Black Hawk trustee and board secretary WHY RUNNING: I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve on the board of trustees. Previous to that, I was an adjunct faculty member at Black Hawk East. I believe we have a great college, and I would like to be involved with it again. KEY ISSUE: Of course the key issue is financing. It was for the six years I was on the board. With the state providing less and less funding, the board needs to find alternative forms of revenue. When I was on the board before, I traveled to Washington to meet with our congressional representatives to save funding for Pell Grants and Upward Bound. I also met with local groups and organizations to build a cooperative team to assist with some very essential programs like alternative energy and underwater welding. COMMENTS: With the issues facing the college, it is important for somebody with experience as well as innovation to be on the board. I believe I am that person. I would appreciate your vote on April 9.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.