Letter: Heddlesten right choice for R.I. 5th Ward alderman


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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I support Anthony Heddlesten for Ward 5 for many reasons. He is young (in my 72 year-old eyes), enthusiastic about Rock Island, understands infrastructure, and the need for more job creation. He is not a part of city government yet and so, brings new perspective to our government.

My reason for voting for Anthony is that he favors preservation of our neighborhoods and the old historic homes. He plans to grow leadership in our communities through an ambassador program. I think that is the way we should look forward and I will vote for him.

Cathie Macdonald,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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