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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 Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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