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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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