NAME:Cathy S. Mason AGE: 35 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Marketing Coordinator at Shive-Hattery Inc, Moline FAMILY: Husband, Douglas Mason; 4-year-old daughter; raising 16-year-old nephew EDUCATION: Associate's degree Black Hawk College POLITICAL PARTY: Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: This opportunity to give back is an honor and with the republican candidate slate our teamwork will make the dream work as we seek the same common vision to advance the district. KEY ISSUE: The most important priority while serving as trustee will be to review all incoming and outgoing funds submitted for accuracy. Helping keep the budget balanced and in favor of a better district for our residents is key. I believe in honest and fair dealings.
Today is Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.