NAME: John E. Bauersfeld AGE: ADDRESS:Rock Island OCCUPATION: Retired FAMILY: Wife, Peggy; two children; four grandchildren EDUCATION: Bachelor's in mathematics/political science from Augustana, post-grad work POLITICAL PARTY: Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township supervisor PRIOR OFFICE: Township supervisor,current director of Townships of Illinois, member of Supervisors of Illinois,Republican precinct committeeman, Rock Island alderman1979 to 2005 WHY RUNNING:To be an integral part of providing viable programs and services to the citizens of our township, and to find reward in helping those in need. KEY ISSUE:I will continue to stay below budget each year ensuring the lowest tax rate possible. I will provide ongoing transparency into the workings of the township by the use of the website and bi-annual newsletter expanded during my terms in office. COMMENT:I am a life-long resident of Rock Island. All of my adult life I have been active in a multitude of community activities, including Jaycee, Boy Scouts, United Way, past president of the Botanical Center Board, president of Just Kids Educational Center.
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.