NAME: Nick Camlin AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Rock Island, OCCUPATION: Lights On For Learning grant coordinator at Washington Jr. High, Rock Island FAMILY: Single EDUCATION: Bachelor's in political science, Augustana College POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic party OFFICE SOUGHT: Clerk of South Rock Island Township PRIOR OFFICE: Currently a member of the County Board, Dist. 15 WHY RUNNING: My goal as a public servant is simple: better government. I can bring my experiences to the township to help enhance its services to our residents. KEY ISSUE: The clerk is part-time, but it is important because the clerk keeps official records, takes meeting minutes and handles intergovernmental exchanges. I'll make sure the township's work is done openly and honestly. COMMENTS: As a life-long resident of Rock Island, I love our community and want to see it grow and improve. I serve on the boards of directors for Arrowhead, Project NOW and Quad City Area Labor Management Council, and have been a coach of youth track & cross country.
Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.