NAME: Kim Shuda AGE: 50 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION:Chiropractor FAMILY: Son EDUCATION:Graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic, bachelor's and doctor of chiropractic degrees POLITICAL PARTY:Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE:None WHY RUNNING:Along with a strong passion to serve my community, I am capable of bringing fresh and positive perspectives while serving with honesty and integrity. KEY ISSUE:Since 1993, I have operated my own chiropractic practice in Rock Island. I believe that serving people while remaining financially responsible go hand in hand. I am a team player and will work diligently to see that township funds are used in the most effective and efficient manner. COMMENTS:Our republican team is poised to serve the needs of South Rock Island Township with new energy and enthusiasm! We would appreciate your vote on April 9. Thank you for your support.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2013. There are 27 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Within a few weeks the Rock Island Barracks will contain more than 10,000 rebel prisoners, a guard of about 1,500 and a large number of officers. This should bring business to our city. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Corn was selling at 25 cents per bushel in Rock Island county, and the average price of wheat was 80 cents per bushel. 1913 -- 100 years ago: R.G. Hudson and R.H. Dart were elected wardens at Trinity Episcopal Church. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Smiling, baldish, 30-year-old Jimmy Roosevelt reported for work today as movie maker Sam Goldwyn's new hired hand. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Members of the East Moline City Council last night unanimously voted approval of the name of John F. Kennedy Drive for the improved sections of 3rd and 4th streets between 17th Avenue and the south city limits. 1988 -- 25 years ago: A $70,000 fundraising drive is underway to establish a Big Brother/Big Sisters program in the Quad-Cities. Organizers hope to raise funds to begin the nationally affiliated program by March 1.